Terima kasih is the Indonesian phrase for thank you. The literal meaning is “Receive my love/affection”. How beautiful that is! Let us remember as Brother JT informed me today that giving something freely with nothing expected in return is a loving gesture to which the Indonesians center their world around. This is how their culture is.
Let us today, give freely of our gifts and self with no expectation of anything in return!
Today friend, I would like to say thank you. Thanks for being there for me when I needed you the most and thanks for always giving me the honest truth. Thank you for telling me when I have lipstick on my teeth, or when those pants fit too snug….OR when I am being that girl and just laughing at me. Thank you for always standing up for me when I was being made fun of and thanks for sticking with me even though I would have never blamed you for calling me too weird to hang out with in public.
Thanks for never letting me out of the house looking like this!!
Thanks friend for laughing with me and sometimes at me when I was having issues. Thank you for healing me when I was sad about a boy or just listening to me vent about people in my life who are demeaning…thanks for caring how I feel and what is happening in my life. Thanks for the hugs and love you give me and thanks for always knowing just how to cheer me up. I appreciate it.
For all of this, I am so thankful and happy to consider you my friend!
I just got out of a meeting with the honorary Herb Brautzsch. This is my only disclaimer: Herb and I use raw tell it like it is language and I apologize if it offends you. ON THAT NOTE: Oh my that man never ceases to amaze me of the topics to which we talk about…today it was about all the women he had never been with. I should say nothing really surprises me anymore at the craziness of topics. ………Really? Really Herbert? Don’t call me Herbert! My mom used to call me that when I was in trouble! FINE…….. This was a moment I definitely called him Herbert. We were laughing until we cried at this ridiculousness! We go from talking about cheap screws (which I asked him if he was referring to a whore–i told you it was rough language) and he said “she might have been a cheap screw but she was sure a nice girl” as he just wells up again with tears.
He was talking to me about a hair dresser that he never slept with then she got married, another gal Francie Weathers (yes he even remembered her name) to whom back when he was about 17 or 18 he bumped lips and made her bleed and he said he couldn’t get into her pants after that!? Then, he said for whatever reason or another he just never did. Like never sleeping with any of the ladies that worked for him. That’s where his policy of “Keep the Peter out of the Payroll” comes in…Didn’t know why or what? Just didn’t do it. I can relate oddly enough.
He told me that he was the best thing that has ever happened to me. I couldn’t disagree but only laugh and ask why….He told me that he had prepared me for things of the future and one day I would thank him. Little did he realize that his “Thank you card” was in the mail 🙂
He also told me there was something provocative (not to be confused with being provocative…girls that wear turtle necks are not to be considered provocative these days…) about me. Like he could really discuss anything with me and I not be offended and just fire right back. OK….don’t know what that means but, can’t argue. Personally, I think he thrives on this sort of interaction. Keeps him moving and his soul on fire. Keeps his spirits up and keeps him coming back for more!
Got to love words of wisdom from a 95-year-old man.