Year 8-Day 270: Today, I am grateful for long and abiding friendships.
I am truly grateful for the friendships that were planted early in my life. They have grown sweeter with the years. The joy of being able to pick up where we left off and the opportunity to be present in each others lives in the sweet moments and in the sorrows, too. As someone once said, "Friendship is a sheltering tree."
Friendships seasoned by time have some special qualities. There is an easy rhythm. No fretting necessary. No special preparations for a gathering. Simply making time to be together is enough.
"An honest answer is like a kiss of friendship." -Proverbs 24:26
There is a unique honesty in an old friendship because you don't have to explain yourself. An old friend know your truths... and when you need to pause and pray.
Keeping it simple today.
Today, I am grateful for long and abiding friendships.