my best friend never ceases to amaze me. she has travelled far & wide, is incredible at organising & communicating, has helped underprivileged people in romania over christmas and worked with people affected by aids in africa, is training to be a primary teacher whilst holding down several jobs & duties, will do anything for her friends & family & has the biggest heart out of anyone i know.
though it's sometimes hard to meet up due to clashing schedules, we met for lunch last friday to have a big catch up. two of the stories we shared was of how great our wednesdays (that's 9 june) had been: i'd had a craft-filled day, taking part in an embroidery workshop & watching craft films, before dinner with some lovely ladies & meeting creative friends at the screening of handmade nation that night. she told me about her amazing day, in which she helped out at a talk by one of her favourite authors, yann martel (life of pi), & how she went out for dinner with he & his publicist afterwards. we blethered away about how our wednesdays had been so inspiring, & chatted about other things, before we went our separate ways for the afternoon.
fast forward to today, 7.30am. going from the shower back to my bedroom, i noticed a package that i'd been totally oblivious to in my sleepy-state on the way to the bathroom. with no idea as to who it was from, i unwrapped it to find a long string of fabric made of lots of little bits of material, & a note entitled 'awesome wednesday'. reading the letter (realising it was from my best friend, i hadn't recognised her handwriting as she has a broken arm at the moment), it briefly described our equally great wednesdays from the week before. then there was a mission statement: 'to make every wednesday a little bit awesome'. she proposed we contributed something to each other's wednesdays to make them better. the fabric was a belt she'd made from recycled saris. it's not often that my day is already brilliant before 8am (i'm usually still asleep). so, awesome wednesdays it is. as if i'd argue against making a day a little more special. this post is just to share how lucky i am to know this wonderful person.