Tuesday, October 21, 2014
The Golden Thread of Friendship
Inspiration can come in strange places at strange times. Our maid Agnes (Who is actually me. For those of you who don't know, Agnes is my alter-ego. I turn into Agnes whenever I am house cleaning!) was cleaning one of our bathrooms a while back and thinking about how blessed I am to have such wonderful friends, and what a technological miracle it is that I can stay in touch with them on a regular basis these days. It never fails to light up my life to get a ping on my phone indicating I have a new text message, or to find I have a new Twitter mention from one of my buddies there. These are reminders that there are people who care about me, and reminders of the power of friendships old and new. As I was thinking to myself that I might have stumbled on to a good topic for a blog post, I realized that there was a calligraphy hanging on the wall of the bathroom that has a lot to say about the blessings of friendship. So rather than bring all of you to our bathroom, I share it here with you.
Sometimes I view the pattern of my life and say a prayer
A prayer of thanks for many things I see so lovely there
And woven into this pattern is a shining golden thread
Reflecting something kind you've done or something nice you've said
And so I want to tell you that the peace and joy you lend
Can make one's life so rich and sweet
I'm glad that you're my friend.
Thanks be to God for filling my life with people who make me smile, bring me encouragement and make this world a far better place than it would be. And yes- I mean YOU! I hope you have a blessed and wonderful week!
Because of Jesus,