Imagine my delight when this showed up (via a student) in my classroom this morning:
which I opened to reveal
a book repurposed into a journal...perfect for this nerdy, word-loving girl.
And inscribed on the inside was a quote that brought tears to my eyes:
If this is the standard, then I am utterly successful. I am blessed with the most wonderful friends, from people like Candice whom I see every day, to my family, to friends who live far away, but with whom I am able to communicate instantly via Facebook, Twitter, and the blogging world.
Thank you to those true friends, for calling me out, for making me be real, and for holding me accountable.
Next time I complain, may I look at this journal and be reminded of how rich in friendship I am.