So, my home girl Meg blogged an email that I sent her.
That makes a girl want to be responsible for what she writes.
I mean, I tell my kids all the time to be careful what they text, Facebook, email because it can be altered and shared.
Luckily for me, Meg is a good egg and I was on my best behavior.
So, today I am grateful for two things.
#1 Best Behavior
I am a pretty simple girl. What you see is what you get, warts and all. I have a little bit of a filter, but not really much of one. I hate fake and I loathe having to act that way. Small talk, I am not that great. Telling a funny story about how I made a fool of myself at the gym, that I have mastered. I give advice freely. I hate being told what to do and rarely listen if I feel you are trying to boss me around. I swear, I snort and am prone to interrupting. I am judgmental and sometimes crass.
However, when I like you, admire you or better yet adore you...I am true blue.
Meg, I think the world of...she is funny, nice, a good friend to her friends and a little bit like me,
I think. Smallish of filter.I am glad that she liked my advice, and even better that I didn't say anything embarrassing when I replied to her compliment and offer to help MY daughter decorate her room. I get where she comes from all too well, and knew that the offer was sent with love and not with territorial infringement.
I replied on my best behavior.
I have not taken very good care of my friend garden for the last few years. I have the same lame excuse that all parents use, I have been busy. Lame. I also have been a little bit snotty and snappish to two of my truest and most loved friends. Horrible.
Meg sent me a very sweet email about something else she read on my blog and at the very end of it said " I'd like to hang out with you more." Sock in the gut.
A hand being offered when I myself have been a terrible friend. I told her God uses her to speak to me fairly often and I hope it did not freak her out. However, it is true. Little niggling reminders of how I should be acting come in various ways, some via Meg and her blog.
So, I am thankful for all of my friends, especially the ones who offer to hang out with me after years of being a neglectful gardener.
PS. Meg gets EXTRA points with me because she thinks my kids are cool. They are my garden I have been tending.