Lin and Grace.
Lin and I have been ‘friends’ for at least ten years now. No, we’ve never met in real life but we have been there for each other, as best and as well as we could, and I cherish her in my life.
I was actually going to write something along these lines yesterday in response to her comment on Wednesday post. That we disagree and yet …I smile at everything that woman says.
You see Lin and I are about as different as people can be. As much as we both put laughing at the top of our priority list we don’t laugh at the same things. We don’t like the same music and our tastes in just about everything (Everything!) are totally different.
I am old enough to be Lin’s mother, actually I think I am older than Lin’s mother, and our lives have been completely different in every way imaginable.
What Lin and I have in common is, (and this may sound a little self-serving) we are both warm, loving, good hearted, generous people. And yes, we like laughing best, even if we laugh at different things. We are both opinionated, head-headed ladies – and yet we can appreciate, even if we don’t agree, the other’s point of view on life, and home decor. (Oh, our standing joke about throw pillows – totally cracks me up every time we visit THAT one.)
I hope I have been supportive to Lin over the years – she had some shit she was dealing with at work that was stressing her out to the max. And she has shown me so many kindnesses over the years, I can’t count them. Just being there – I don’t think she knows how much I look forward to her blog posts, regardless of the topic. I want her to post every day because I look forward to it – I don’t know whether I find it comforting to know she is there, or what.
Just last night via Facebook she offered me a kindness – some would think it is a small thing but there is no ‘small‘ when it comes to kindness.
With all the craziness that is going on now, people need to be more like Lin and Grace – for all our differences, we care about each other’s well-being. We want only the best for each other, and we do whatever we can, however we can, to be there for each other. To be as supportive and helpful as we can to each other, even with the distances between us, both geographically and almost everything else. That ‘everything else’ just made me laugh – y’all have no idea how much everything else. And yet…
Whatever draws us together, I don’t know, only that it does and I cherish it.