Friday, June 20, 2008

Friends...

Yeah, we need them. I've got some. Not too many, not too few. Quality versus quantity. I have some stellar friends. I don't know how that happened, but I'm mighty thankful that I am so blessed. I'm a happier person because of them. A more thoughtful person. A more generous person. They not only enrich my life by their goodness, but my life is more worthy of them because of them. It's a paradox. See, I have friends who think of me when I need thinking of. Sweet gifts in the mail. A Willowtree figure, with two friends, just talking. A bottle of sunless tanning lotion and good smelling soap. A few new skirts. An old raggedy book of children's poetry. A gift certificate to my favorite restaurant. Photographs of flowers, all framed and on the wall. New thread and a fresh rotary cutter. A seam "unsew-er" with a handcarved handle. Hand-dyed fabric. A bag of Jelly Bellies. The most beautiful wallhanging I've ever seen- a joy to touch. All needed? Oh yes, they each serve a purpose, filling my days with the love of good friends. But even more precious are their kind thoughts toward me. Thank you, friends, for thinking of me when I need thinking of. You make me stronger than I thought I was.

5 comments:

Peni said...

It so pleases and comforts your mama to know you have the kind of friends you yourself are for others. Love you so.

Darcie said...

Your Mama is so wise. ;-) You have showed me what true friendship can be...and is. Love you tons!

Julia said...

What a beautiful post! You are one in a million!

teelduo said...

:tears: OXOXOX

Annie said...

Aaah! what a lovely tribute to friends.

: )