My dear friend Jaime is the kind of friend I call in a crisis. From a silly crisis to a full on uh-oh spaghettios scenario, Jaime is one of my go-to gals.
When I was in Toronto for Zach’s wedding (the Zach who taught us to make peach pie), I stayed with a group of male friends. Which was wonderful. Except for when it was time to get dressed for the wedding. No one had extra anything in a pinch.
Just as I was putting the finishing touches on my make-up, I couldn’t find my mascara. I dug through my luggage and unpacked it twice, I emptied the contents of my make-up bag again and again, but (as always happens when you are frantic), it was no where to be found. It was time to meet Jaime to get our hair done and I was still searching for the missing mascara.
I sent out an S.O.S. text, “am I going past a drug store on the way to the hair place?” I wasn’t.
I texted Jaime again, “Are you going past a drug store on the way to the hair place? I lost my mascara.”
Jaime replies, “I have extras. Do you need regular or waterproof?” Waterproof. My best friend was getting married, after all.
After we got our hair done, we left in opposite directions. Jaime shouts, “Stacey! The mascara!” And she comes running towards me and hands it off like a baton in a relay race. We thought it was so funny, we re-enacted the photo for Facebook.
Perhaps our relay “zest,” could use a little more pizazz. Or we could use more coffee. Either way, Jaime saved the day. Yet again.
Earlier this week, Jaime emailed me that she had a blog idea.
The email read:
Today I was in the book store and was struck by inspiration for a blog. There was this box of cards called “a year of gratitude: a kit to inspire 52 weeks of giving thanks.” And I was thinking of making some New Years/Rosh Hashanah resolutions, and I was buying a card for someone (because I love giving cards and gifts) and I decided that I want to start a blog! I want to call it “52 Thank-yous” and each week I will write a post on different themes/something I am thankful for. I also want to send one thank you note a week, whether it be by email or snail mail. I haven’t fully thought through the idea but I was pretty excited about it. What are your thoughts?
What do I think?! I think it’s an awesome blog idea! I also told her that I (and probably others, too) could use a little more encouragement to (a) be thankful and (b) send snail mail to our friends.
Jaime asked for advice on blogging and this was the best I could offer:
(Image via The Short and the Sweet of It’s Facebook)
Jaime launched her blog this morning. Good luck my dear friend. Let me know if you need me to come running with mascara (or anything else).
In the spirit of your new blog: this week, I’m most thankful for the readers of my blog. Thank you for reading! Thank you for the comments! Thank you for participating in Book Club! You all warm my heart in more ways than I could ever thank you for.
And you? What are you thankful for this week? If you’re a blogger yourself, what advice do you have for someone starting out?
Until next time!
Postscript: Don’t forget to go check out Jaime’s blog! Make a new blogger’s first day.