We hugged one another for the last time and one of my friends gave me a gift.
Rushed through the moment.
My friend told me that she loved me.
I should have stopped to really take that in and celebrate her gift.
She truly has been a good friend.
She has had my back at work for 15 years.
Someone that I really admire and respect.
Someone I could talk to about anything.
She was one of the first people I talked to at work the day Kelly died, fell in her arms and cried.
Bummer. I missed it.
I can't have that moment back.
I will be sure and really thank her the next time I see her. Tell her how much her words touched me.
I hope the next time I get a gift like this I stop and savor it and really be present to the moment.
How do you respond when someone tells you that you are loved, that you are special?