Ripples #940: Sweetness of Friendship!
May 29, 2017
In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.
-Khalil Gibran, shared by Leslie in Madison, WI
I have come to the realization that friends are the only true staple in life. More than food, they sustain us as we hike that trail of life, taking the road less traveled, and more than water they quench our thirst, our thirst for living, our thirst for life.
-written and shared by Amy in Waukesha, WI
PONDERMany of us here in the U.S. recognize Memorial Day Weekend* as our kick off to summer, a time when many of us get to spend more time with our friends (and family, colleagues, neighbors, classmates, etc). I thought this might be a good time to consider just how much these friendships add to our lives.
Whether it’s people that you’ve relied on consistently over many years, or newer connections that you’re still developing, spend some time this week savoring their presence in your life. If you’re feeling adventurous, choose a few people to reach out to and extend the ripples by letting them know just how sweet their friendship is for you.
The Ripples Guy
p.s. *I invite you to keep in mind that Memorial Day evolved as a way to remember people who died while serving in the country’s armed forces. Consider carving out a small chunk of your weekend to attend an official event, or perhaps even take a few moments at a party you’re attending to raise a glass to those who sacrificed.