Friday, January 28, 2011

OM: I'm a Giver but it's fun to be a Getter

So I have been home with way too much time on my hands... thinking... keeping animals apart to avoid a "cat"astrophe... har de har... recovering from my surgery (which by the way is coming along nicely). Anyways, my One Moment this week came when manfriend brought up the mail yesterday. He came in a dumped off multiple cards/packages for me and said "Happy Birthday" (of course it's not my birthday). Listen, any mail that isn't a bill is welcomed in my book.

So to give you a little background, I am usually the one who sends gifts and makes it her business to be on top of birthday cards. I sometimes beat myself up if I wasn't thoughtful enough and manfriend is constantly telling me that people aren't usually as conscientious as me, that I shouldn't get so upset. On the same subject, I will often get my panties in a bunch when people aren't thoughtful of others, aren't thoughtful of me. So that's part of my life.

Anyways, do you know how touched to the core I was that people were thinking of me? Just this week, my mom sent me a new pair of Dansko clogs, my friend Nathalie sent me a book on taking my hobby to the next level, my Aunt Nancy sent me a get well card, Alicia brought me some new earrings... and there is more but you get the idea.

What I am trying to say with all of this is that even when you don't think people are thinking of you, they actually are. They might not always send a gift or a card but you are in their thoughts, which is pretty important (in my book). So don't worry about it. I'm trying not to.

OM is a weekly meet up that promotes living in the moment. Whether funny, sad, ridiculous, or banal, actively looking for and sharing these moments will promote balance in our lives. 


  1. The older I get, the more I have to make an effort to stay in touch with my friends and family. I think we'd all like the contact to be more often, but I take solace in knowing that everyone else is juggling too. And you know all about juggling, right? :)

    Glad your recovery is going well!

  2. Great post Amanda. :) Glad you're healing so well! P.S. I laughed at the "cat"astrophe.

  3. B-eaut-i-ful! You are so right and it's a great reminder. So wonderful that you were reminded this week by so many thoughtful friends. That should hold you over for some time, right? *wink, wink

  4. That's really sweet! I'm much more of a giver than a "taker" so whenever someone reaches out and does something nice for me, it moves me. I totally understand your post.

  5. Ohhhh, what a nice post, and some great advise. It's important to show people you care ;)

    On a side note, can I say that your site looks dynamite! When did this makeover happen and how did I miss it? It looks awesome; really, I love it!

  6. This is so sweet! I'm happy your fan club kicked it up this week. Such a sage observation!

  7. it is so nice that you are feeling loved this week. it is a lovely surprise to do something just because, I certainly don't do it enough and am happy you have been the recipient of such kindness. happy to hear you are healing nicely. much love.


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