Thank you – to acknowledge someone for doing something for you, because it’s the right thing to do. It might seem so simple, but it will mean so much. We most likely will never know the ripple effect of this seemingly small gesture that not only conveys appreciation and admiration, but an acknowledgement of personal virtue. The smiles these brief encounters generate must be treasured because they are the mortar of human relationships.
Remember to say thank you because it’s one of the easiest ways of motivating and inspiring each other. A bit of kindness really does go a long way, especially in today’s world. This thank you is for you, dearest friends. Cheers! – paerki
A Night At The Opera
On Monday, the cultural season officially began, and the place to be was The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington National Opera to see Anna Bolena. The evening had its challenges, and as for the opera, there were some limitations there too – Shalva Mukeria (Percy) was a bit nasally, Oren Gradus (Enrico VIII) at times could barely be heard above the orchestra, but Sondra Radvanovsky’s strong voice could be heard in the rafters, and her mad scene – sublime. She was excellent! Regardless of the hits and misses, it was well executed. Each performer has my admiration.
To my opera mate, year after year, I look forward to our opera dates, appreciating our conversations before and after, savoring your insights. I welcome your knowledge of this most beautiful art form. So thank you, my dearest friend, for always thinking of me. You hold a special place in my heart, and I am eternally grateful for our friendship. I can’t imagine not knowing you, for you have made me a better man.
Walking is one of the single best things you can do for your health. It’s healing to the body, mind and spirit. What I like most is it improves mood, while relieving stress. A 30 minute walk, two to three times daily can make all the difference in the world when it comes to your outlook on life, and as I like to say, personal experience tells me so.
To my gal pal, you might not always be able to keep up with me, and there are days when I prefer to walk alone, but know when we do walk I appreciate our time together – I really do. I enjoy our banter and silliness that we do so well. You truly are a gift for my soul, and I can’t imagine you not in my life. Fate has brought us together, and it will keep us together, for this I’m certain of. Thank you, for being in my corner. Anyone to have you as a friend is the luckiest person in the world.
On a cool Tuesday evening I was cooking up some comfort food in the kitchen with a friend, and it was time well spent. Shortly after, we were sitting in the terrace garden-that-could enjoying the fruits of our labor. The conversation and wine added to the delight.
Cooking with friends is one of the best things you can do because it’s the perfect way to grow and enhance a friendship, and if comfort food is on the menu – you just know it’s going to be special. Thank you, my dearest, for a beautiful night, one more for the record books. Until next time...