Overwhelmed with kindness
Don’t worry, kids. One of these days I will get back on topic. No Chrossing for me this week, for sure! I was going to write up a nice long post of answers to the questions some of you posed to me, but I’m postponing that. Instead, I want to reflect on how kind people can be. I bitch a lot about cluelessness, small-mindedness and idiocy, so every now and then I need to switch up the focus.
Thank you to everyone who commented on my past couple of blogs, and thank you as well to those who read them. My blog hits soared the past couple of days, which almost never happens except when I’m Chrossed. I guess a lot of people could relate to the subject matter. Anyway, I’ve been really touched by the kind and thoughtful words people have shared with me, both on and off the blog.
Yesterday, when I was in that fragile, post-meltdown state, I got an unexpected email from, of all people, John’s co-worker. One line: “John said you needed this,” and he’d attached a photo. It was a picture of his 18-month-old daughter, sitting in a sandbox, seriously focused on her bright purple plastic pail. John knows there are few things in life that make me smile bigger than an adorable toddler. I may not want my own children, but I definitely appreciate how cute other people’s kids are! That picture lifted my spirits.
Later when I spoke with John, I mentioned how all my new computer components are sitting in boxes on my living room floor (I have to make an appointment with my computer guy to set everything up, transfer files, etc.). John said, “Excellent! Let’s celebrate your new computer,” and he suggested we go to one of our favorite restaurants on Friday. Then he said to remind him to go to the bank on Saturday so he could cash a check. Yes, he’s buying this computer for me. What a guy, huh? ♥
Today, I received a beautiful PM from a friend who wishes to remain anonymous, but I got permission to quote part of it, because it’s too lovely to keep all to myself:
I just want to tell you that despite your needs, which are many, but don’t all of us have lots of needs?, I think you have turned into a tremendously strong woman. My God, you are a writer, and in some ways you are the doyenne of spanking women. So many women look up to you for how to act in a classy way at a spanking party, and so many men crave to be around you at a spanking party. You glow at the parties and you set a standard of beauty and playfulness.
I do believe I’m speechless after that, so I will end here.
Friends are the antidote to life’s occasional suckage. I love you. Thank you for loving me.