“Be an opener of doors for such as come after thee.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
One Saturday afternoon, over a month ago, I tweeted that I was considering changing my blog’s theme. There were things that I wanted to try and I was hoping to get a new look and feel…something fresher, cleaner, and more modern, so I asked for some opinions and feedback.
My generous and talented friend, Ashley, quickly responded to my tweet.
She advised me and gave me some things to think about.
Then, she did the unthinkable.
She offered to help me.
I have since wondered how many times she regretted answering my tweet.
She was so incredibly patient with me as I tried to boil down exactly what it was that I wanted.
She listened to me rattle on about font choices, plug in options, SEO questions, and which shade of brown I should use, the toasty brown or the grayish brown?
Sigh. Poor Ashley.
When Craig reached out to her today to thank her for her patience (read: insanity), she replied that she loves to “pay it forward.”
That she did. And then some.
Thank you, Ashley. You are an amazing friend and I will never forget your generosity. I only hope that I can help you similarly one day soon.
Ashley blogs over at Just Another Mom of 2. Please leave a comment for her here telling her how amazing (read: crazy) she is and then pay her a visit on her blog and say hello. You can also find her on Twitter, where I do hope that she learned a lesson about offering help.