Happy Monday, everyone! Before I begin, I have a quick announcement to make. I'm running a Goodreads giveaway for an autographed ARC of ALIENATED (coming in February from Disney-Hyperion), and you should totally enter it ---> here!
Okay, now back to the subject at hand, which is teenage heartbreak. But instead of focusing on the boy who first bruised my tender heart, I'm going to give a shout-out to the friends who helped take my mind off the pain.
When my first love dropped me like a stone, two of my best buddies were there to help pick up the pieces. And how did they accomplish this feat? With cards and candy, or course!
|"Dating can be like a TUG-OF-WAR..."|
|"...just one big jerk after another!"|
My bestie, Heather, delivered this work of art to my door:
Along with this card:
|Inside, it reads "Hopefully with M&M's!"|
Then she called my ex-boyfriend a "blond rat" and told me to call her. Along with the card, she bundled together a stack of my favorite candy bar for some good old-fashioned chocolate therapy.
|What an excellent friend!|
Now, obviously cards and candy didn't erase all traces of my heartbreak. That would be impossible. But in showing me how much my friends cared, they sure did ease the pain. I hope I had the presence of mind to thank them for that, but just in case, I'm doing it again: THANK YOU!