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)