"...In the end, people either have excuses or experiences; reasons or results; buts or
brilliance. They either have what they wanted or they have a detailed list of all the rational reasons why not."

~ Anonymous
(taken from Matt Erbele's, It Takes Time to Get Good)

Saturday, July 26, 2008

I am unworthy


I will start this by saying I am a complete asshole when it comes to birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, etc. I ROUTINELY forget important dates for people that I deeply love. This is probably one of my most shameful character flaws.

Well.. the most shameful character flaw that I am willing to post on my blog today.

Anyway, for some reason, that I cannot for the life of me understand, I have been blessed, gifted, overpaid, however you want to say it with AMAZING friends.

Case in point
Yesterday was my birthday. I was sitting at home feeling sorry for myself, when the doorbell rings and there is a flower delivery guy with a BEAUTIFUL vase full of pink flowers! AndreaN (you may remember her as beautiful Travel Girl from the Sacramento Zoo Zoom meet up this year!) sent me flowers for my birthday! Andrea is busy these days training for the Nike Women's Marathon. It will be her first full marathon. She is training with Team in Training (feel free to drop by and donate!)

Then, the mail comes and there is a package for me from my LA run buddy. She and her hubby (who is a hilarious comedian by the way) sent me froggy items (I am a bit of a frog collector. I know it very cliche for biology teachers but I just love them!) and a hilarious card with a very thoughtful handwritten message.

Then I go online to find all the Happy Birthday salutations from you all.

Like I said, I am unworthy. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

I am making a birthday resolution. Yes, I have made this resolution countless times before, but if I don't attempt to change the behavior, the behavior is guaranteed not to change. I have signed up for one of those online birthday reminder sites (birthdayalarm.com) It reminds you like 1 week before, 2 days before, and then the day of.

I will be better at this. I will be at least 1/2 the friend to my friends that they are to me.

8 comments:

Running Knitter said...

The frogs are so cute!

Iron "GeekGirl" Misty said...

Your friends rock! And happy birthday! Email me so we can make plans for Santa Rosa.

Stef said...

GREAT gifts!!!

I have had a few "I'm not worthy" moments lately.

Great quote -- I'm tempted to put it somewhere on my blog too! :-)

JenZen said...

Happy Birthday (a little late..) to you! What great gifts! I've had to resort to using www.birthday-reminders.com because I was such a slug about birthdays. Does it help? You bet. Am I still a slug? Definitely.

Running To Stand Still said...

Aww that was nice. I am a froggy person myself. I actually have a pet frog.

ShirleyPerly said...

How nice! I must admit that I'm not great about remembering those types of dates either. Thanks for the link to birthdayalarm.com.

Shelley said...

Well, that was awfully nice of Andrea to send you flowers! And your other friend to send those cute froggie things!
Sorry you are feeling so down these days and having those balance issues! Feel better soon!

Southbay Girl said...

Wow I collect frogs too!!!