Thoughtfulness = Jameil

I'm sitting here trying to doze off and as I'm mentally rewinding my day, I realized that I must share with you all a total act of kindness shown to me by one of my favorite bloggers, Jameil over at I Don't Know Why I Liked Ripped Paper .

I hadn't checked my mail in a couple of days and finally got around to opening the mailbox this afternoon. That's when I discovered that Jameil mailed me a little note congratulating me on completing the Los Angeles Marathon AND she sent me a Starbucks gift card as a little present!

Beyond the fact that I can now indulge my chai habit even MORE, I was really touched by how thoughtful Jameil was. There have been folks I've considered friends who have not once called to see how the race went, but here's someone who has NEVER EVEN MET ME, and she's congratulating me and sending me presents!!! Love it!

There is so much negativity all around. Sometimes it feels like I'm being assaulted by all the pessimism, discontent, dissatisfaction with life and bitterness swirling through the miasma of our existence. But there, in a parallel universe, lies the kindness and thoughtfulness of people like Jameil. She really sets such a good example... and you had best believe I'll be taking my behind to Starbucks in the morning!


What a sweet gesture!

And congrats again on the marathon.
Anonymous said…
Thanks for the upbeat note, Liz. I think I needed that today.
Jen said…
That was incredibly sweet. Another of my friends was running last Monday as a gift to herself on her sixtieth b'day.

She was all interested in how you did when we saw each other tonight. She's still feeling it a bit in her right thigh.
Liz Dwyer said…
Wasn't that sweet of her? So happy to have another reason to go get more chai!

Glad to oblige. :)

I am SO impressed that your friend ran it at the age of 60! Now THAT is inspiring. My legs are ok, but I'm about to lose my big toenail on my left foot. It REALLY hurts.
nick said…
I also get sick of all the gratuitous pessimism, discontent etc that everyone feels compelled to unleash. Yes, a lot of folks are in desperate circumstances, yes the economic crisis is horrifying, but it doesn't help to wallow in self-pity and despondency. There are plenty of wonderful, life-enhancing things out there if we choose to notice them.
1969 said…
Awww....Jameil is so awesome. Love it!
Liz Dwyer said…
I'm trying to remind myself that it doesn't hurt to look on the bright side of things at all times. In fact, it makes me feel better to do so.

Isn't it! :)

She is very, very awesome!

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