...a very good friend called me today in an effort to cheer me up a bit.
During the course of the conversation, I dropped in a dry little one-liner (it would take far too long to explain) and, after a pause, what I said hit her and she dissolved in wonderful, uninhibited laughter.
It's been too long since I've heard anything like that. It warmed my heart and, for far longer than the actual bout of mirth lasted, calmed my soul.
In fact, the effects linger, even now.
So this is for you, Lauren, in gratitude for what you did and who you are...
5 hours ago