A Reminder to Myself About the Value of People

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40 comments
Ralph Dopping
Ralph Dopping

I would hope that no one ate those jalapeno poppers that you are propping up.

Amy Schmittauer
Amy Schmittauer

Spectacular. You deserve every penny of that teeny tiny check. Thank you for this :)

Anna Cummins
Anna Cummins

Here's to success you brilliant red headed goddess!

MichelleGillies
MichelleGillies

I have always liked keeping notebooks. Sometimes they served a purpose sometimes not so much. When I come across a notebook from days gone by I sometimes get lost in the writing and am amazed at the changes in the person who wrote these things and the person I am now.

Michael Clark
Michael Clark

We want your next post to be written with a Bedazzler, Dremel tool, and strawberry jam.

Kate Gladstone
Kate Gladstone

This is funny because, not too long ago, a graphologist friend of mine told me that folks who print (especially in all capitals) do not value or appreciate other people and do not like to have anything at all to do with them. So I hope the graphologist is looking at this and re-examining her own assumptions ...

Marci Diehl
Marci Diehl

Love, love, love this. I'm sure I'm about the 1,436,952 person to say this - but I have to get back to this kind of noodling, too. I used to fill 3-suject spiral notebooks with cartoons and writing. I wrote (cursive - look it up) loooooooooooooong letters to my BFF that sometimes took a week or more to finish, also accompanied by illustrations and cartoons (I used to draw! What happened to me?); or book-length love letters to my college sweetheart/subsequent husband (no longer applicable, past sell-by date). Now it's just notes and lists (still in cursive - I have nice handwriting). Thanks for the hedgehogs in sombreros -- and all of it.

Angela
Angela

ahem. still waiting for the picture of the salad.

jewelfry
jewelfry

I'm really digging the new twist of your blogs. Keep it up!! Great message as well.

Jenn @ Peas and Crayons
Jenn @ Peas and Crayons

I needed this today =) I'm having one of those crabby nothing-is-freaking-going-right-gahhhh!! kind of days and watching everyone else around me rock to the top of the freaking hill while I haven't moved an inch was starting to take a toll. Now at least i'm laughing ;) and i'm still freakishly proud of my friends and family for THEIR success! <3 thanks for this post! =) and the hedgehogs

Jody R. Goldenfield
Jody R. Goldenfield

Love it! I have seen way too much of the other in my lifetime - made me cynical & trying to learn not to be - have been trying for years! :-)

John Trader
John Trader

Who coulda predicted that a bunch of stick figures on some loose leaf could have such a powerful message? You amaze me EN. Well done. Thanks for the note about the pic not being to scale too. I was seriously wondering about that.

Nikki Groom
Nikki Groom

I don't own a Pilot pen. Perhaps they should send me some (hint hint.)

Liz Scherer
Liz Scherer

Amen sister! And then amen again. p.s. you are cute in pen.... (does that make sense?!)

Rosemary O'Neill
Rosemary O'Neill

What is this "pen" of which you speak? Seriously, you should do all of your posts this way. It was better than a bucket of margaritas.

Lou
Lou

I just realized I have a serious Pilot pen fetish. They're figging everywhere. Desk, drawers, bag, home... if they made Sharpies I think I'd be in serious trouble.

Jim Brochowski
Jim Brochowski

One of my favorite posts you have ever written! I want to say something else cool and insightful here, but... Yeah, this is awesome! Thanks!

JosephRatliff
JosephRatliff

We seem to forget that asking the question "how can I help make your life easier?", while weird, actually makes more sense than "me, me, me...". But it only makes sense if you really believe it. Love this one Erika.

Debra Lloyd
Debra Lloyd

Succinct and right on point - just brilliant.

Joel MacCollam
Joel MacCollam

You look better (as in "cuter", not so much "healthier") in yesterday's video. But WTF, this is also the real you, brilliant message and all.

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