Don’t Just Ask

Galatians :: 6:2

Don’t Just Ask

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The Sweetness of Friendship

Spending time this morning thinking about the blessing of friends in my life, including those of the four-legged, furry variety. I’ve compiled a list of my favorite quotes and sayings about friends and friendships and thought I’d share it, if only for my own benefit.  It is my hope that these brings a smile to your heart as you remember a special friend.

The Sweetness of Friendship

The Sweetness of Friendship

May God give you…For every storm a rainbow, for every tear a smile,
for every care a promise and a blessing in each trial.
For every problem life sends, a faithful friend to share,
for every sigh a sweet song and an answer for each prayer.

Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light.                                             ~Helen Keller

What is a friend?  A single soul dwelling in two bodies.  ~Aristotle

A Friend Knows

A Friend Knows

Truly great friends are hard to find, difficult to leave and impossible to forget.                                     ~G. Randolf

Laughter is the shortest distance between friends. ~Victor Borge

The Echo of Words

Kind words are like honey–sweet to the soul and healthy for the body. [Proverbs 16:24 NLT]

Recently, on Facebook, I participated in one of those somewhat silly re-posts where I challenged my friends to “leave a one word comment that best describes me, using the first letter of your first name.” To be honest, I didn’t expect much response. Boy, was I pleasantly surprised!  I want to thank everyone, again, for taking the time to say such nice things about me; at the end of a difficult week, reading your kind words really perked me up and inspired me to create this Wordle image to capture them:

The Echo of Words

As Mother Theresa said, “Kind words are short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.”

Like the story about the teacher who boosted the self-esteem of each child in her class when she had everyone write one nice word about each of their classmates, then transcribed them and presented the pages to each child, I can look at this any time I’m feeling a bit defeated and feel better. Thank you, my friends, for such sweet echoes!