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My friend Lisa Bogart supported me the last couple of months with delightful, funny, and sweet greeting cards. For a while she sent one or two a week. I’ve kept them all. Sometimes she added a line or two or even a paragraph to the printed message and that made the card all the more special.

She sent cards to Charles too, and her words of encouragement meant so much to him, even though he didn’t know her very well. She was more my friend than his–but she brought him into our friendship and he felt loved too.

The most recent card to me arrived this week. It read as follows: “I thought about you today… and I liked it so much, I’m going to do it again tomorrow!” (and tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow!) How lovely is that?

But it was her personal message that meant the most. She said she’d be thinking of me on the day of the Celebration of Life service for Charles (held on April 19). “I know it will be a bittersweet day. My prayer is that you can say the words you want to say.”

So today I want to spotlight Lisa and her kindness from afar. She lives in New York now. Sometimes a simple “I thought about you today,” is all one needs to feel remembered, loved, and cared for. I recall a book title by Florence Littauer: It Takes So Little To Be Above Average. Indeed it does. Even a few chosen words can do it.

So thank you, Lisa, and thank you, faithful friends and readers for being above average as you carried me through these first few weeks after Charles’ passing. You’ve loved me, supported me, and lifted me.

I’m thinking about you today–and will tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow.

I thank my God every time I remember you. (Philippians 1:3)






I Thought About You Today — 20 Comments

  1. I’m thinking of you today too, dear Karen! teehee! How lovely to be remembered in this post. I am honored. I hope your readers will be encouraged to think of a friend with love today too. And then act on it! Send a card it’s the best hug you can can offer by mail!

    • Good to hear from you, Lisa. It’s my pleasure to honor you. You know how to display love, not just speak about it.

  2. I’m sending you an “electronic” hug today from afar today. It’s not the same as being with you in person…but I still hope you can feel it!

    • Yes, I can feel your hug and your ongoing love and friendship. Wish you could have been with us yesterday to ‘celebrate’ Charles, but I know you were there in spirit and while he was alive you celebrated him in so many ways.

    • Thank you, Janet. What a faithful prayer warrior you are. I so appreciate your prayer covering.

  3. I loved this post, Karen. Kudos to Lisa for being so faithful to send you cards. I love sending (and receiving) cards in this era when the mailbox rarely contains anything personal. Thanks to both you and Lisa for this timely and important reminder. Do know, dear friend, that you remain in my prayers. Sending gentle hugs to you today.

    • Thank you, Judy. You are very kind. I receive your gentle hugs and appreciate each one.

  4. What a beautiful post! Thank you for being you on the page and off the page. You are an inspiration! And thank you for the reminder that little things do matter. Love you, Karen.

    • Thank you, Michele. During the last few months before my husband died, I realized how important the little things truly are, because so many people did ‘little’ things for us and they often made the difference between a sad day and a happy day.

  5. Dear Karen, you’re in my prayer as our loving God Jesus holding your hand easing your pain in missing Charles, now safely home, an angel himself. Jing

  6. Thank you Karen for reminding me that the personal touch brings great fruit. I confess I wonder if things like that are actually valued. I needed to hear this. And I’ll continue to pray for your new journey. i’m sure that many were encouraged to follow Christ more closely through yesterday’s service. I’m sorry I couldn’t be there. I was praying for you all.

    • Thank you, Kathy. It was a beautiful service yesterday. I’ll write my next blog about it. I really appreciate your prayers and your continuing support.

  7. Dear Karen,
    “have new computer”GRRR! problems getting mail to you, so in the meantime I would like for you to close your eyes, put your arms around yourself, hold tight and pretend it it ME !
    What your wrote today is priceless~~thank you!
    Blessings with love, Margaret

    • Thank you for the hug, Margaret. It felt warm and loving. I will send you a program from the Celebration of Life for Charles. The event was so beautiful. Charles would have loved it.

  8. As I have watched you go through this season of your life you have been such an inspiration to me.
    Your strength and Faith has touched my life in more ways then you can know.
    Charles memorial service was so beautiful and honoring of your love for one another. Even though I didn’t know him long I loved him and that beautiful smile of his.
    I too think of you often And I will think of you tomorrow. Hugs and love to you Brenda

    • Thank you, Brenda. I treasure your words and appreciate your ongoing friendship and loving support. I am so happy you were able to attend the Celebration on Sunday. It meant so much to me to see you there.

  9. Thank you Karen, for sharing this lovely and uplifting post. We all should put an effort, toward letting someone know, they are in our thoughts. May God continue blessing you in all you do. Love Mary. ps. Thanks for the book.

    • Thank you, Mary. I’m glad you like the book and may God continue to bless you, too, in all you do.

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