Thursday, May 31, 2007

Thankful Thursday

Wow it's Thursday already!!
There are so many things to be thankful for. Even as I am typing I'm trying to decide which one of the things I'm thankful for that I would like to share today.

Friends, old and new are something everyone should be thankful for. We all have friends and I'm sure that at some point we have all taken those friendships for granted. Only realizing this when a close, neighboring friend moves away, or an old friend calls and shares exciting news and wishing you could be there to give a hug and celebrate, or a dear new friend that says something so inspiring that you stop and think wow how thankful am I to have such great friends. Friends that love me for me and do not judge or expect anything more than just me. I love these friends exactly the same, no expectations and no judgements.

So here is a nice quote about friendship

Chaff and grain

" Oh, the comfort...of feeling safe with a person-having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but pouring them all right out, just as they are, chaff and grain together: certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and then with the breath of kindness blow the rest away."
~Dinah Craik, England


Ruthie said...

That has to be one of the very best quotes on friendship I have ever read, Steph. I'm thankful for the growing friendships in my life...and seeing more and more the beauty in our uniqueness and how we all need each other.

Ros said...

I am thankful for the internet in relation to friendships - without it I couldn't keep in touch with the many friends I have made along the way over the years and gotten back in touch with many friendships I probably would have otherwise lost forever!