Thursday, May 26, 2005

A Quality I Admire

I love thoughtful people. Let me tell you, they are rare. There are kind people, funny people, charming people, popular people. You just don't run into many truly thoughtful people. The ones that are not prompted to think of nice things to do, they are not reminded when they see other people doing nice things, they don't do it for praise and applause. In fact, they almost always hate it when you make a fuss over them. I love those kind of people. My sister-in-law, Brittany, is a very thoughtful person. She remembers everyone's birthday you can think of, and a card is always in the mail on time. She remembers things you tell her and always asks about them later, in a genuine matter-she really cares. The other day I got a card in the mail with a notepad that had a huge Pug on it, just because she saw it and thought of us, she sent it. Thoughtful people are pleasant surprises, like a good movie on TV on a rainy afternoon or waking up in the middle of the night to find you have a few more hours left to sleep. They are so wonderful. I, on the other hand, could use some thoughtful-lessons. I am not so much what I describe. I tend to have a need to be the center of attention and sometimes these people, my breed, are not as good at being thoughtful as we would like. But I strive and long to be. I wonder if it can be learned, or is it truly innate? Ahh, but I do love having thoughtful friends. Thank you for brightening my day!