I’m not usually the warm-and-fuzzy type. I’m usually up in here cracking jokes about my sobriety or bitching about public transportation. But lately I got hit by a case of the warm and fuzzies.
Deal with it.
Anyway, today’s lunchtime poll is inspired by two separate things that happened to me this week.
One: I had a dream about my best friend, who moved across the country to pursue the last legs of her education and is doing amazing things for women in counseling and reproductive health. I miss her a lot, but it occurred to me that her work on helping women with their internal lives (emotional and physical) and my work to help improve lives in more external ways (like good eating and comfort things) are kind of two sides of the same coin. I won’t compare them in importance, because there’s no point, but it made me feel really close to her despite our geographical distance right now.
Two: I met and had lunch with a blogger I really respect, not only because I’m sure his Klout score is really high, but also because I just think the work he’s doing is great. He’s funny, alert, conscientious, and literate, and every post of his I read makes me feel all kinds of awesome. He also happens to work for a company that’s about 4 blocks down the street from the one I work for. So we finally met up, had lunch, and chatted about things we have in common. It was like having lunch with an old friend, so much so that we’re gonna do it again today!
Anyway, the whole week just impressed me with how great my friends, new and old, are in my life, and what a positive impact they’ve had on me. So I wanted to ask: what is the best friend story you have to tell this week?