What Would You Think If I Sang Out Of Tune
Spend yesterday evening with my friends Rae and Bob, and members of our extended theatre fambly: Molly, Flaming Banjo, Sibyl, Krebsie, P-Ratt, the Ghetto Hipster and his lovely wife Mrs. Kali, along with her troupe-mate Maureen, and a number of Bob and Rae's other friends.
Good times, tons of food, wine flowing like a fountain, frustrating first Wii experiences, and triumphal "Celebrities" playing ensued. Somehow, in the midst of the festivities, Molly managed a 30 minute nap on the living room sofa (it's her superpower - apparently, she can fall asleep just about anywhere, and in what I personally would consider non-sleep-inducing positions to boot), while the rest of us prattled away merrily.
High point of the evening: sitting on the back deck with Sibyl and P-Ratt as they both gushed enthusiastically (and admittedly a bit tipsily), about what a great guy I am: Sibyl claiming I had a heart "as big as the outdoors", while P-Ratt insisted I've done many things on behalf of her and her family (I let them stay in my apartment - once - after their house flooded a couple of years ago), and so-on and such.
It's a little embarrassing: I don't really think I go out of my way to be generous to people; frankly, it's not even something to which I generally give much thought. If somebody needs something, and I'm in a position to provide it without causing myself undue discomfort or inconvenience, it just seems like the right thing to do. But, I guess I have to learn to start taking these compliments with a little more grace, and just recognize that what may not seem like a big deal to myself can still be a big deal to other people.
But, it did get me to thinking, in observance of the spirit of the day, just how thankful I am to have generous, kind, thoughtful and loving friends. I try not to take them for granted, but perhaps I could do a better job of letting them know how much I value and appreciate their camaraderie - and their kind words. So, if you haven't heard it from me lately, "thanks for being my friend!"
Anyway, hope all of you had a festive and safe Turkey Day as well.
Labels: Friends, Thanksgiving
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