Thursday, April 26, 2007

Thankful for Friends

"A friend," someone wrote, "is one who knows the song in your heart - and can sing it back to you when you've forgotten the words." (quote from Alice Gray)

There is no better gift in all the world than a dear friend who knows you well and loves you still! Acquaintances come and go, but true friendship is like a pathway through a fragrant summer garden. Whether they resemble dearly loved rosebushes, with blooms that seem to grow more lovely with the passing years or a bright new flower that lifts its face to the sun and has arrived with a new season of life, friends are the most delightful garden. How soothing to linger through a long afternoon, to talk and laugh, dream and maybe share a tear or two. It is a garden where pretenses are set aside and we can just be who we are.

I am thankful for a dearly loved rosebush who has been there for years. She is a sweet fragrance and has graced my life for more than a decade. She is now officially a blogger and I am so thankful that even though many miles distance our old familiar walks and talks, she is only a click away from me hearing her heart and smelling the sweet fragrance of her life. Go and visit her at Traveling Light.

For more "Thankful" posts visit Iris at Sting My Heart

16 comments:

Denise said...

Enjoyed your list, bless you.

Sharon said...

Very nice list. Have a blessed weekend!

Linda said...

What a beautiful analogy Chris. Just last evening, I walked into church and saw a dear friend I don't get to see nearly often enough. It was like walking into a warm, loving embrace (which we did share!).
Your posts are always that way too - warm and full of blessing. I so enjoy reading them.

Linda said...

Just read your comment Chris. I actually thought about doing that. I get so intent on keeping up with my husband and not lowering my heart rate (heaven forbid!) I walked right on by him. So on the way back I looked for him, but I think he finally had the wisdom to head for the tall grass!!

Deena said...

Loved your quote...and thanks for sharing your thankfuls today!

Monkey Giggles said...

Amen...true friends are precious gifts of the Lord.

Full Contact, Savior-centric Livin said...

These are both lovely things to be thankful for. Thanks for sharing!

Blessings

Susanne said...

Love that quote and true friends are a treasure, for sure!

NspiredByFaith said...

What a sweet list! There is nothing like a great friend!

Crystal said...

Amen....great friends make you life so much more interesting and Fun!
Blessings

Nise' said...

I am so glad that you have a friend like that! I have been praying for one for awhile. I lost two dear ones to a move. I miss them dearly.

Kim said...

What can I say, you are are a treasure.

Your Friend
Kim

The Preacher's Wife said...

Loved that quote...How wonderful to have people in our lives who keep us grounded...

Thank you for your sweet note about the study...jump in the comments any time! we are having a ball... :))

momrn2 said...

What a beautiful tribute to friendship and to a particular friend at that.

I'll head over to her place and say "hello"! :-)

Tammy said...

True friendship is so important...the real kind can be rare, indeed.
Such a beautiful post!

Jennifer said...

What a great description. I love that quote. Developing real friendships often takes time and effort (unlike when we were in school) but it is so worth it.