I received some brilliant news today, brilliant news along with a certain happy anxiety. My first reaction was to call home. I think this spontaneous reaction defines a close relationship.
I could have called anybody on my not so small group of very close people I call my own, but I dialed home, first… Now, what will happen is I am so content about it, I may not even tell anybody else because the persons who needed to know, know and that’s that. The rest can know by and by!
Does this happen with you too.. So, the theory is, the first person I want to call to convey something of a personal achievement or loss is the person I exercise maximum freedom with, a person I consider my own.. This is partly because I have come to realize that just a handful of people (a handful, in this case is a really high number even if it is relatively smaller in quantity) are genuinely concerned about you/me. They are as irritated/angry/crazy/ecstatic/melancholic as you/I am for a given matter, so the thumb rule is recognize such people around us. It is strange that many times they may not be your best friends, they may just be a far removed friend’s friend reflecting the same feelings …
The featured pic: is a thank you card the Fresh Menu folks sent with my first order. Unlike many other thank you cards this one had a standard message with my name on it.