Today I'm grateful for my blog friend Sorrow. I love going to her blog and seeing what she's made, or reading what's in her heart. Like most of the other bloggers I've come to know on a more personal level, Sorrow is the kind of person I strive to be ... artistic, kind, passionate, knowing, smart, funny, and yes, I'll say it, sensitive!
After exchanging blog comments, we moved to email. Then like a breath of fresh Spring air blowing through the window after a long cold winter, Sorrow asked for my address saying she enjoyed sending snail mail. Pitter patter went my heart. I knew I'd found a kindred spirit - or she found me.
In a world with way too many forms of instant communication for my taste, I am thrilled to discover the mailman has dropped a postcard through the slot in the front door. Sorrow has reminded me how delightful it can be to send and receive postcards. In fact I'm tempted to go rooting through one of the closets to find the box of postcards I've saved over the years.
When my then husband would go on cruise he was a loyal and dedicated postcard sender. The kids were small and enjoyed getting mail from Daddy. It soon became a family tradition that continues when any of us are on vacation. Sorrow sends postcards on any occasion. How cool is that?
Yesterday I got this card which is right in line with my gratitude theme so I share it with you.
Today I'm also feeling grateful for the discovery of a delicious new sandwich. A place called the MidTown Diner has become one of our regular Friday lunch spots. The menu sandwich and salad menu is pretty varied, and most of the food is prepared on the spot. Thinking it sounded kind of homey I ordered a Sloppy Pot Roast. It kind of implies something covered tomato sauce, onions and peppers but in reality was nothing more than slow-cooked pot roast slathered in gravy and slapped on a fresh and crispy hoagie roll. Oh my goodness, it was heaven on a bun.
I'm pleased to tell you I had no trouble finding things to be grateful for today. This is a good thing.
Wishing for you a short, sweet surprise in your mailbox, and a yummy sandwich on which to dine,