I received this in the mail today from my best college buddy Emily.
Apparently, before we all took off for study-abroad and, in my case, an internship in DC, second semester Junior year, our friends wrote us each these wonderful letters.
I must have left town before they were delivered, and Emily, who kept it safe all these years, found it in a box of "files" recently and made sure that it finally made it's way into my hands.
My husband commented that it almost means more to receive these precious words now than it would have then. These were my best friends...the people who I shared my hopes and dreams with during a most special time of my life...and they with me. And here are all of their sweet words to me. When I hold this booklet up in front of my face to read it, it's like looking into a mirror and seeing a younger version of myself smiling back.
What a gift.
Now what was I just saying about positive words having the potential to change the world?
Emily, and all of my dear friends, where ever you each may be at this moment, you have changed my world.
Thank you. And, I love you.