Tuesday, May 11, 2010

30 people in 30 days

Life is short and we never have enough time for gladdening the hearts of those who travel the way with us.  Oh, be swift to love.  Make haste to be kind.  -Henri Frederic Amiel

Thirty days from tomorrow I'll be turning thirty! I love to celebrate but wanted to do something a little different this year.  I wanted to celebrate the people who have brought me along these last 29 years.

When I was a junior in high school a boy passed me a note in the hall.  Typed on the front it read something like  "In 30 days I'll be competing in the state track meet.  I'm dedicating every day I train to a person who has touched my life.  Today is your day, Thank you!".  On the back was a handwritten note that read something like, "Dear Kaela, everyday you smile at me in the hall.  Your smile brightens my day.  I'll be thinking of you today as I run.    Thank You." 

A smile.  I'm certain people remember the small things just as much as they remember the big things, I know I do.  Starting tomorrow until June 10, I'm thanking a person that has traveled the road with my and who has gladdened my heart along the way, dedicating one day to them!

1 comment:

  1. Your 30's are going to be AWESOME....especially if you start them like that! I love how you have chosen gratitufe over dread. Watch for all sorts of blessings heading your way.