Sunday, June 27, 2010

I'm a big fan

I've decided that I am a really big fan of thoughtful people. It's plain and simple: thoughtful people are the best people.
Perfect example #1

look at what I recieved in the mail this week

Yes, I wrote that in 2004. It seems like just last week. And yes, she gets a 100% for thoughtful behavior.

Perfect example #2

While in St. Martin, my little sister Tess gave me a late birthday present. With it, she wrote me a four page note that she had added a little bit to every night for a while. She explained at the beginning that she wrote it because she read a book for school where there were two sisters who were really close and they were sleeping in the same bed. The one sister wanted to tell the other that she loved her but she was already asleep. That night, their house was bombed and the sister died. Sad, I know. So, Tess wrote down millions of memories between the two of us and how much she loved me. Goodness that was thoughtful. Here are just a few random lines:

"I really did come to think that my sole purpose in life was to protect you from all the monsters that I was just as afraid of. You are the reason I am so brave now." "Every time Ben (our brother) babysat and I turned against you, I felt like ripping all my hair off and slamming my fingers in the door. I hated betraying you, but I was scared of him. I still feel guilty about that." "I always wanted to protect you from getting hurt, especially by boys, but I was also scared that if I said the wrong thing you wouldn't tell me things anymore. So, I would find myself switching between being brutally honest and telling you exactly what you wanted to hear." "I always protested, but I secretly loved when would doll me up with clothes and makeup, and especially when you would randomly tell me I looked good on my own." "You are one of the few people who actually gives an equal backscratch or handrub. Most people never even give one back." "I can't believe how quickly and easily you were able to find someone just like, but who is also your other half. Ed is defintitely perfect for you."

Well anyway, those were just a few lines from the long letter that I thought were sweet. She's a good sister..... the best actually. Tessabelle, I love you too and thank you for being so thoughtful.

This is probably my favorite picture of all time of the two of us.

All in all, thoughtfulness is goodness and everyone reading this should go do something thoughtful for someone you really love and make their day happier.

1 comment:

  1. I can't believe no one has commented on this. I just read this today and I'm glad you liked what I sent you! I miss you terribly and I can't wait to see you in December! :) I will write in my blog soon! I promise. I've just been all over the place lately.