Saturday, July 30, 2011

Celebrate a Friend Today

Did you know it's International Friendship Day today? So why not celebrate a friend today and tell them how much you love them and appreciate that they put up with all your shenanigans?

So to celebrate, I want to tell you about one of my best friends, Jacki. Here are 10 reasons why I love her:

1.) She encouraged me to start this blog and to get writing (she started a blog of her own around the same time).

2.) When I say let's make chocolate chip cookies, she says let's make French macarons.

3.) She is a hilarious story teller and always has me laughing at her tell-it-like-it-is outlook on life. Check out her blog, The Delighted Life, to see what I mean (Dairy-Land is one of my favorites!)

4.) She introduced me to beets and sweet potatoes which I could not imagine living without. If I were stranded on a desert island and could only eat three things for the rest of my life, I would eat roasted beets, sweet potato fries, and Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream (so refreshing!)

5.) Whenever I need good advice, she always has some to give, but not usually advice that I would expect. Something better.

6.) Her passion for life - to have adventures, love people, and to use her gifts to benefit others - pushes me out of my little bubble of comfort.

7.) We made a wedding cake together and lived to tell about it. Let's just say there was a brick of frozen icing, hair dryers, and a whole cake to be assembled mere hours before the wedding.

8.) She uses quirky idioms that I think must be straight out of the 50s and she has a special finesse for working Britishisms like "stonking" into everyday speech.

9.) She is a cheese, spice, and balsamic vinegar connoisseur.

10.) She always makes sure we have time to catch up and hang out, even when she's rushing to make writing deadlines.

Jacki, my friend, you delight me!

Who are you thankful for today?


  1. I don't even know what to say--except thank you, thank you. Not just for the beautiful things you've said, but for your friendship in return. I vividly remember the day you offered to help me with that cake and how you lovingly carried your Kitchenaid mixer up the stairs to my kitchen. The clouds of fear lifted and I knew I wasn't alone. How good God is to give us friends--especially ones that delight me as much as you do. And get ready for a new adventure, we're about to tackle my new obsession--mole!

  2. Haha, count me in! I'm always ready to smother anything in chocolate :)

  3. oooh! i can't wait till you tackle jacki's new obsession! because that means i'll be inspired to think i can tackle such things!! yay!