How to celebrate a good friend, in writing
February 27, 2015 9:03 AM   Subscribe

My mom asked me to help her write a nice celebratory message to her friend who is turning 60 years today. I have about 2 hours to do this. HELP!

My mom and her group of friends are turning 60 this year. They are celebrating by taking the birthday girl to lunch and a gift of jewelry. Additionally, my mom wants to give the friend whose birthday is today a nice card with a nice message, since she says this friend deserves a little "extra credit" as she's the kind of friend who is always first in being kind and generous. The first to offer her house for a Christmas party, the first to get you food and flowers when someone close dies, the first to get to the hospital with a pretty gift for the birth of a grandchild. Also the one who most tries to keep the peace in the expected quarrels between the friends in over 45 years of friendship.

I need a great message to celebrate a great friend, woman, person. Preferably not a poem since I'm going to translate this to spanish before I give it to my mom, and it is going to be "from all of us" not just from my mom.
posted by CrazyLemonade to Human Relations (4 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
 
Dear Friend,

You are the first. The first to offer your house for a Christmas party, the first to bring food and flowers when someone close dies, the first to get to the hospital with a pretty gift for the birth of a grandchild. The first person who comes to mind when we imagine what it is like to have a good friend.

It is an honour to attempt to follow in your footsteps, thank you.

Love, Us.
posted by sparklemotion at 9:13 AM on February 27, 2015 [11 favorites]


Oh, as easy as that, eh. Thanks sparklemotion for turning my quick explanation into a nice little message. I added a little to it and sent it to my mom already. She said it made her tear up.
posted by CrazyLemonade at 9:40 AM on February 27, 2015 [3 favorites]


Sparklemotion just makes it look easy. It takes talent to write so well in just 10 minutes from q to a.
posted by mono blanco at 10:01 AM on February 27, 2015 [2 favorites]


CrazyLemonade wrote it. I just edited. Happy Birthday to your wonderful friend, CL!
posted by sparklemotion at 10:15 AM on February 27, 2015


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