Picky Pair : {The Blessing of Friendship}

Great friendships can easily make a difference in how we view our world on a daily basis. A truly great friend seems to be the one that is there when we least expect it and is always there experiencing our joys as well as our sorrows never skipping a beat when it comes to what place we are in our lives. Beautiful Friends are true treasures. Here is a beautiful passage from a favorite book {given as a gift from a wise friend in my life}.

The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran

Speak to us of Friendship.

And he answered, saying:

Your friend is your needs answered.

He is your field which you sow with love and reap with thanksgiving.

And he is your board and your fireside.

For you come to him with your hunger, and you seek him for peace.

When your friend speaks his mind you fear not the "nay" in your own mind, nor do you withhold the "ay."

And when he is silent your heart ceases not to listen to his heart:

For without words, in friendship, all thoughts, all desires, all expectations are born and shared, with joy that is unacclaimed.

When you part from your friend, you grieve not:

For that which you love most in him may be clearer in his absence, as the mountain to the climber is clearer from the plain.

And let there be no purpose in friendship save the deepening of the spirit.

For love that seeks aught but the disclosure of its own mystery in not love but a net cast forth: and only the unprofitable is caught.

And let your best be for your friend.

If he must know the ebb of your tide, let him know it's flood also.

For what is your friend that you should seek him with hours to kill?

Seek him always with hours to live.

For it is his to fill your need, but not your emptiness.

And 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.
{I thank all the Women who have stood in the gap... with Kindness, Love & Understanding...}