Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Your Fan Club

There are places in my life where I wish I could return briefly because I felt so appreciated. You know those superstar points in your life, when you are surrounded by people who can truly see you, like the real kind of seeing, and then communicate their appreciation or what they love about you? Well, I don't know about you, but sometimes I think this being a full-fledged adult thing really kills the fan club.

So I've decided to become the fan club for other people, because well, I can't be in this boat alone. In the past few weeks I've had the completely onerous task of writing thank you notes for the people who attended Giovanna's baby shower. When I first looked at the list, it seemed endless: I was so grateful for everyone's generosity, but the idea of writing individual thank you cards to every single person was frankly wreaking havoc on my resolve to send them out before Giovanna is born. That was until it dawned on me that I had a really amazing chance to tell a good number of people what I love about them individually and how they add to my life. The task is still endless, but with the new element of appreciating and labeling the amazing qualities and attributes of my friends, I have started to love writing the cards.

Vote me for President of your fan club!


Angela said...

And your thank-you note was so sincere and sweet! I felt very loved. Thanks for taking time for me!

Headle said...

Metta, you are so sincere and loving in all you do! Any personal message from you, written or typed, is like a little present! I really mean that! :)

The Kammeyers said...

BTW, expect a little something in the mail shortly from Aaron & I (OK, so it's really for Giovanna, but anyway)... I figure this is the best way of getting it to you, living on opposite ends of the country & all. Perhaps it's my own pregnancy, but I simply cannot get enough of baby stuff these days! :)

Anyway, you're a great friend, Metta, to many people. I know, myself included, we've been rather out of touch in recent years but your friendship is one I will always treasure. Yes, it would appear I am part of YOUR fan club! :)

P.S. So, my sister Lindsay is getting married sometime this summer/fall to a guy from her singles ward (a convert from Columbia). Cool, huh?! :)