Follow in Their Footsteps

There is a time when you must let go…when memories will give strength…and tears courage.  Friendship endures. “Your lost friends are not dead, but gone before, advanced a stage or two upon that road which you must travel in the steps they trod.” Aristophanes (448 – 380 BC) Greece

Grateful for Happiness

Today, I want to say thank you to my friends who gave me the gift of happiness…you are the gardeners of my heart… “Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. “ Marcel Proust 

A Friend or My Shadow

I am always willing to point out my faults, my shortcomings and my failures. But when someone else points out my faults, my shortcomings and my failures – well, that is a different matter altogether. Friendship is about candid and open debate.  That’s what makes it exciting and moving forward…. “I don’t need a friend…

A Merrier World

“If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.” J. R. R. Tolkien  I cannot eat hoarded gold so give me food, cheer and song…and a cup of hot tea on a cool autumn day!

Welcome to the Community

Today, my friends welcomed a son into their lives.  And the world welcomed new parents and a family.  I received the message and precious photo via text from the hospital. Friendship – a word that expresses the power of community. “In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures. For in…

Walk Beside Me

“Don’t walk behind me; I may not lead. Don’t walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.” Albert Camus