How do you thank somebody who constantly goes beyond the bonds of friendship for you? This is a question that I ask myself every day.
When I ask these pillars of my life what I can do to show my appreciation – the answer is always the same.
I am happy to do it for you. I don’t need anything. Glad I can be there for you. If you want to do something, help someone else …. pay it forward.
Opportunities to pay it forward are not always available to me. Often I don’t have the financial means to say thank you in the way I would like. If finances are tight, which they usually are, you can be sure that I will want to send flowers!!!! I’m sure it’s because I love to receive flowers as a gift, that I harbour this want. Maybe if I grow some flowers in my garden, I may be able to fulfill this desire. My garden needs a lot of work so don’t hold your breath, Pillars!
A simple Thank you, verbally, just doesn’t seem enough. I mean, these people go into battle for me! And not just once, but over and over and over.
Being there for them in their time of need is also a good idea. But most of them have families and spouses to support them. They choose not to let me know when they are in need because they don’t wish to burden me.So what to do?
The longer I need to rely on others, the more I ponder this question. Maybe, my job is to just do all I can do to improve my mental and physical health & well-being?
Maybe, this is the best way to show my appreciation to my Mandy Pillars!