Yes, you read that right.
Today's adversity was trivial - it was simply a matter of my final case study not arriving on the day that everyone else's did, and not knowing whether I'd passed or not, even as I watched my FB wall fill up with statuses joyfully announcing folks having passed their case studies as I sat at home, seething at the postman, wondering why I hadn't put my work address on the envelope. It was the subject of THREE (HA HA HA, to quote the Count) facebook statuses, one of which went something like this:
Ok. Now that her study group mates have GOTTEN THEIR CASE STUDIES BACK TODAY, SHE IS FUCKING. FREAKING. OUT.
And that simple, angst-ridden status brought on a rush of support:
L: Perhaps they are saving the best for last?
P^2: Oxford post is rubbish. FACT x
Irim: Argh!!! *freak freak freak freak* - or we just have a profoundly crap post delivery - I swear, about 1/10th of the post that should get to this house actually DOES. xx
Irim: L - bless you! xx
M: I'm with L on this - it is probably so good they are really really studying it in depth
Irim: I have the best friends in the world, I really do. ♥ you guys. I'm just going through it in my head, thinking, 'GAH!' I SHOULD have had it delivered to work. xx
Irim: Thanks, hon, *HUGS*
PS: anytime hon :)
K: Rubbish post. Kxx
E: It'll be absolutely fine. You know how terribly the post is in Oxford. When I lived in London it would take at least twice as long to send something to Oxford as it did to send something to Bristol or Cambridge. I'm totally sympathetic, though, I got my dissertation back weeks after most of my friends...... They'd lost it!
Irim Sarwar *HUGS*, K & E. Am feeling loads calmer now thanks to my awesome friends :-). xx
That's leaving out Ari, who was my gchat saviour, making me think logically and breathe; and Mazz, my gchat sussie, who just let me go ARRRRRRGH indefinitely.
I have the best friends in the world, I really do.
That quote just sums it up. This was the tiniest of things, yet when I showed I needed support, my friends were there in droves. And trust me, when it gets harder, that safety net gets stronger; when it gets darker, their collective light shines brighter.
I am truly blessed by them, and that is why I give thanks for adversity - because it reminds me, in spades, that I have truly found my family.