Ijust got your card in the mail! Thank you so much :)
But I write love letters.
Dear Colleague,.I love the way your hair falls across your cheek, and how you hold yourself when you're 100% confident compared to when you're expecting criticism....Yoursaffectionately,Brianna
Dear Colleague,.Thank you for your guidance during this most recent project. I couldn't have done it without you. Ireally appreciate how you alternated making suggestions and telling me I'm capable of handling something solo. Itreally helped me to hold myself to a higher standard. I'm looking forward to collaborating in the future!.Sincerely,Brianna
Dear parent,.Our phone calls recently have meant the world to me during physical isolation.I feel closer to you (2 provinces away) than I do to some friends here in Edmonton. I'm dreaming of a future when we can see each other, if not for Sunday dinners, then at least on all the major holidays!.I've been thinking about that story you shared with me, about that thing you went through 15 years ago. I never knew what a hard time you had. Itreally did help me feel better about the thing that I'm going through. I'm trying to think about the situation as if from far in the future. How willI feel about how I'm handling this conflict when I've got years of hindsight? I enjoy how our relationship has evolved as I make my way further into adulthood. Thank you for telling me about your experience..I hope you're able to do some celebrating this week. I assume a chocolate cake is in order, and.. tacos? Spring rolls?Happy Birthday!Give Dad a hug for me..I love you both,Sincerely,Brianna
Dear Friend,.I'm so sorry that the thing you worked so hard for and have been looking forward to for months (if not years) hasbeen overshadowed by recent events. I'm putting a note in my calendar in 2 months time for us to celebrate youproperly when we actually can..I think you've been doing a wonderful, thoughtful, inspiring job handling things on your own but I want to remind you that it's okay tobe disappointed. There is no need to feel guilty about your disappointment. You have a acheived so much and you deserve to celebrate it. I know it's in your nature to brush off compliments and attribute your success to luck and the people around you. These things are a factor but YOU and YOUR hard work are essential and valid..You asked me last week if you were being selfish. I told you of course not.I want to expand thatI think you are not beingat all unreasonable and that sometimes, a little selfishness is in order. You have to help yourselfin order to be fit to help others, right?I am often inspired by the way you consider other people's feelings sothoroughly and take the time to ask people sodirectly about them. Your generous frankness is one of my favourite qualities about you!Know that I am here for a 2 minute pep talk or an hour long cry on the phone whenever you need it..Lots of love,Brianna.ps. this thing happened today and I thought you would find it particularly funny.