“Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you need is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.”
– Oprah Winfrey
I feel fortunate to have found such a great network of friends that I can even refer to as my family. So, naturally, I introduced some of my closest friends to my Kagi family as we got together yesterday at their house for my early birthday get-together. I told my friends that they only had to bring themselves, and a beverage if they preferred anything special to drink, but low-and-behold they came bearing gifts for me. So, along with the surprise gift sent to me via Amazon from Kessa and Ryan, the Kagi’s got me a gift card to Joann’s to help feed my need for art and new-found gift of sewing, Savanna and Jomi got me Dragon’s Dogma for the PS3, and Brittany and Andrew got me a brand new (my first) pair of Tom’s shoes.
I feel like the quote does well to explain the need for friends that will be there for you through the thick and thin, and not just for the fun or convenient ride. When it comes to my birthday, I value time spent, far more than any material goods. The thought behind the gifts, however, also hold value to me as it shows me their thought, effort, and overall sincerity behind their purchases. Likewise, nothing beats a night full of laughter, conversation, and enjoyment with people you can talk to about anything and have so many commonalities and similarities with.
Anyway, my official countdown has gone from months away from my 30th birthday to a mere 12.5 more hours. With that said, I’ll leave you with a very interesting quote I’ve come to appreciate over the years: “The more you learn, the less you know.”
Take it easy, and I’ll return to blogging after I turn 30.