Not to brag (at least, not more than I should), but my friends are pretty great.
When I checked my mail at work today, I found an envelope that contained this note:
and these gloves:
And I gave thanks for having friends who understand that, some days, trying to get the world into better shape is a slog, but who remind me that it is work worth doing, and who show me (and many, many others) kindness to help me (and the others) find the strength to get the next incremental piece of the job done.
Thank you, Audrey. You rock!