“Let us learn to show our friendship for a man when he is alive and not after he is dead.” ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby
There’s something especially thoughtful about sending a greeting card or buying someone a small gift for no special reason. And when you’re on the receiving end of such a surprise, it’s always a memorable moment. This is a lesson I learned from an old friend who loved sending “no reason” flowers when she was battling a terminal illness.
But we don’t have to send cards or flowers to declare our love or friendship. There are dozens of other lovely, simple ways to express our affection. As we’re reminded in today’s quote, the present moment is the best time to appreciate our friends and family. ~CL
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