April 21, 2008
I think Pooh said it best, as he was walking along with Piglet..."Friendship is a very comforting thing to have." I don't think we really realize the importance of our friendships are until we are in need...and our needs are taken into another's arms and we are comforted. Or until we are needed to become the comforter. So how can we be comforted? Let me count the ways...A reply to a last minute e-mail invitation letting me know that it was indeed a great day to meet & visit...The actual visit- 1 1/2 hours of talking, laughing, sipping Starbucks, connecting- beginning and ending with a hug. A phone call on my way home telling me my blog was read & enjoyed...And the follow-up e-mail that touched my heart with how much it was really enjoyed and why. A comment that reassured me that May is only days away. An invitation- Wanna watch Cops with me?...And sitting on my couch, my hubby's arm around me, watching his show, knowing that this was exactly where I needed to be. Comfort comes to us is so many ways...with a word, a touch, a prayer...even an action. I know that sometimes, for me, I am comforted in knowing that I have been a comfort to someone else...it is, more often than not, how I get by when life gets rough. I forget to take care of myself- but today...I took the time for friendship- give and take...and once again, I thank God for the wonderful friends in my life.