Sometimes you need to let the universe just take its course and everything will work out the way it should. Case in point: My friend Elizabeth organized a plan to ship me a box of birthday cards from readers of my blog. It was so sweet of her to do it and so sweet of all of you to write me birthday cards. However, my birthday was March 23… And no box. I was not worried but Angel Elizabeth was beside herself. She so wanted everything to be delivered on time so I could have a big birthday smile. The box came to France and it went right back to America… Our mailbox only has my married name and she had addressed it to my maiden name.
April went by… No box. During last week’s meltdown, my doorbell rang and guess what? It was a package from America… It was the box of birthday cards. It arrived just in time. It arrived when I needed it to arrive. Nothing makes a girl feel better when she is blue than a big box of beautiful and thoughtful birthday cards. Let me first thank Elizabeth for all of her efforts. Bravo and thank you. I know I am correct in saying that Elizabeth is magical. Secondly, I would like to thank everyone for their cards of well-wishes for my birthday. Thirdly, and obviously most importantly, I would like to thank everyone for their beautiful penmanship. :-)
I also want to thank everyone for all of their kind comments of late on my blog. Thank you for taking the time to cheer me up. Also, thank you to everyone who sent me emails this past week with their personal stories and their much respected advice. I read every email and every comment and I am very appreciative.
I do need to apologize that I cannot respond to every comment or email. Don’t take it personally. I read everything but it is difficult for me to respond to everything. I have to save my voice... to yell at David. :)
I don’t want to sound creepy but I consider you all of my friends even if we have never met in person. I appreciate everyone’s openness, honesty and humor. I feel like we all share a few things in common… A love of design, beauty, food, travel, our families, reality TV, gardens and most importantly I think that we all share a common thread in that we are all human and we have our roses and our thorns and this is what makes us friends. I’m not perfect, you’re not perfect and yet together as a team we get each other through the day with laughter, sometimes tears and a whole bunch of pretty stuff. So, merci beaucoup, my friends.