It's been a rough last couple of days for people around here. I'm not going to go into details, but it hasn't been happy times.
It has taken a toll on one friend in particular.
She always, always is willing to do whatever to help someone out. She does it without thinking about it, or expecting anything in return. It's as natural as breathing. She draws little pictures and leaves notes as surprises to cheer people up. She randomly picks flowers and leaves bouquets at work just to make the break room a little nicer for everyone.
She does all of these extra little things without fanfare, just to put a smile on the face of others.
So when she mentioned in passing (before things hit the lowest point today) that she loves peanut butter cookies? You can bet I'm going to make sure she gets some -- double peanut butter, to be exact.
It's not much. They aren't magic cookies that are going to erase all of the bad things and problems.
Maybe, just maybe, they will make things seem a little less shitty for moment. Maybe not.
I appreciate her friendship, and all of the little things she does. Spending a few minutes on a Friday evening to make cookies as a surprise? That's the absolute least I can do.
Always take time to be thankful for your friends and loved ones. Count your blessings. Things can change when you least expect it. Don't miss out on an opportunity to let the people you care about know how important they are to you.