If I were an ornament….
….I’d want to be on Laura’s tree.
Right next to reindeer cow with the black and white striped collar.
(please take a moment to digest that sentence)
Have you wrapped your head around reindeer cow yet?
….and I’d never leave.
Maybe it’s because I adore Laura.
Maybe it’s because I talk to her every day on the phone.
Maybe it’s because when I’m with her….I laugh until I snort…and that makes me laugh even harder.
Maybe it’s because she’s a planner and an organizer and detail-orienter and so many more things I’m not….or ever will be.
Maybe it’s because when I call her and tell her….“Can I be all about myself today and tell you something amazing”…..
….she always says yes.
She is the friend of my heart.
Right out of the pages of a Hallmark movie.
She’s funny and kind and generous and wonderful and discerning and wise and silly…..and listens to all my stories.
every. single. one….
….and sometimes twice.
And when I write a blog post that I love….like when I lugged a roast to garden club or brought my table to town or wore Lee Press-On-Nails to a boot camp graduation…I like to call people and read the post to them over the phone…..
….with great emphasis and laughter and character voices.
Please tell me you’re not surprised.
I know it’s random.
I know it’s way over-the-top.
But Laura always listens.
I only posted a few pictures of her beautiful home…..so to truly be inspired…be sure to visit the rest of the tour and tell her I said hi….here.
She doesn’t know I’m writing this…..
….but just I had to.
Because…you see….I think Christmas is a time of year for celebration and joy and wonder and a time to let those around you who are so important in this journey we call life….
….know how truly special they are.
Merry Merry Christmas my friend.
Or should I say….rock star.
PS Take a moment today from this busy holiday season to let someone special to you…..know it.
PPS Here’s an amazing tour this year from one of my favorite bloggers who has inspired me for over two years.
She is special and wonderful and creative and absolutely positively brilliant.
Be sure to check it out….here….I promise you won’t be disappointed.