Monday, February 9, 2009
A letter I should have sent yesterday
Hindsight really is 20/20. I wish I had told you all of this before the accident. I don't know if you'll ever read this little letter I'm writing to you now. You're probably up in heaven doing something exponentially more important. But I wanted to take a moment and say thank you for your generosity.
When you randomly messaged me on Facebook a couple of weeks ago it took me by surprise. We weren't super close in high school and I probably haven't seen you since graduation. Your first words to me were a sincere compliment. I never message people I don't know know, let alone to give them random, albeit sincere, compliments. I wish there was a less cheesy way to put this but plain and simple: you made me feel special. It was a very simple thing I could never do and it totally made my day. YOU ROCK.
I regret not reciprocating your awesomeness during our last interaction. Sure, I said 'thank you' and asked about your life now, the whole schlemiel. I take some solace in the fact that you sounded genuinely excited about the new changes in your life, especially moving back to Salt Lake. You seemed happy, you oozed enthusiasm for the possibilities for the future.
I just wish I would have told you how cool of a person you had to be to just randomly contact someone like me. I wish I would have told you exactly how great I thought that was, really conveyed that message.
So thank you, Adrianne, for your generosity. For being secure enough and kind enough to throw a few sincere words my way. I won't soon forget them. And I'm going to try to throw a little of that kindness back into the universe and forget my pride for a change.
Until we meet again (for I truly believe we will)...