I got an interesting piece of mail today. One with great potential. And when I called the person who sent it, I put my foot in my mouth.
I think I blurted out something that was along the lines of "Have you lost your mind?"
Clearly, the person who sent that correspondence had not lost their mind.
Because instead of saying something graceful, eloquent, well-intentioned and full of gratitude, I turned into someone who was in desperate need of a public relations person.
Or at the very least, the opportunity to mull it over, write a first draft, edit said draft, and then, again.
Because for all the way with words I may demonstrate on this blog, it seems no one is immune to foot in the mouth.
But I am grateful. Beyond words.
And more than that gratitude for the correspondence, I am grateful you are in my life. For many reasons.
Because with you, I can be me.
Regardless of how often my foot seems to end up in my mouth.
And how wonderful is it to have that kind of relationship?
Where editing is optional?
I will tell you. It is marvelous.
Regardless, here is my edited version of what I should have said.
Hi. I got what you sent. Thank you. It means the world to us. I love you.
And yes, I have lost my mind!