Thoughtful Thursday: Effusive
April 26, 2012
My dear you are the most wonderful person in the world and you will have such a wonderful success in your new job.
I am so happy for you!!!!
I have never, in my whole life, written anything like that to any friend. To anyone at all, in fact.
At first I chalked it up to English not being her first language, but apparently she’s like this in her native language too.
It’s just who she is.
For many people, if they sent a message like the one above, it would be disingenuous, if they could even get away with it. Not this friend; she really means it. She is genuine and open and so warm.
I do not have an expressive face; I do not feel emotions as strongly as others; I do not tend to say expressive sentiments. Most people, except my children and my husband, and perhaps my blog readers, see very little emotion from me. Even so, it feels marvelous to be on the receiving end of such effusiveness from this friend, or my closest friend, or my husband, or my children, or my late mother, all of whom are tremendously expressive (of the full gamut of emotions, not just love). I may not express much emotion, but I’ve surrounded myself with it.
How effusive are you?