Monday, April 18, 2011


“There is no effect more disproportionate to its cause than the happiness bestowed by a small compliment." ~ Robert Brault

This morning, I fired up my blog reader and saw this post by my friend Jen: "Hot Dogs."  As soon as I read the title, I wondered to myself, "Do they have any hot dogs left from the batch I was able to bring in January?"  Sure enough, they do!  And not only are they being enjoyed by Jen and her family, but by their friends too.  I can't tell you how happy her post made me.

But my reader wasn't finished with me yet.  A few entries later I saw a post by my friend Marie: "Simplify."  Just seeing the picture in her post made me smile, and then I got to read the rest of it too.

Don't laugh at me, but after reading those two posts this morning, I was trying not to cry in my little work cubicle.  I was having one of "those" days.  A day when I was questioning, and wondering, and just trying to keep the rhythm going.  We all have those days.  Two little "thank you"s turned it all around.  They quietly shouted to me that my life is leaving the kind of ripples of which I can be very proud. 

Jen, made my day.  Thank you.