When it comes to many things I’m usually happy teaching my kids principles and then seeing what they can do with it, kind of like learning in an organic way instead of rote learning. I’ve never heard Aimee count past 20 before, so I was surprised that while driving with little miss 4, we successfully […]
1 August 2013 I bought a pen. I bought it this morning at Martin Place from a man who appeared to be in his 50s. The man was wearing a sign. “Please help. I am unemployed. But I am not giving up.” We are all that man, just replace “unemployed” with any of the negative […]
Our family had a good friend over tonight, for no other reason than just to catch up. Being an introvert, I sometimes wonder what we mean when we say, “Let’s catch up?”, not to the point of anxiety, but curious at times as to how things will go, since life has been so busy and much time has passed since we last spent time together.
Friends give us the courage to lift the blinds on our hearts, to open up and show what we generally hide from the rest of the world.
– Taken from an online poster on friendship
In a few short hours, I felt that friendships were reaffirmed, and bonds were further strengthened as we shared stories and experiences, and with trust, let down our walls to reveal our true selves and yet feel safe that we were accepted just as we are, regardless of our differences. We spoke and laughed well into the night, as there was always one more thing to say. And when it was time to go, I felt that our tummies were full, as were our hearts. I feel blessed that we have true friends. I really believe that God put’s the right people in our lives, at the right time, because he wants to show us that we are not alone in the world and when we come together, we are whole.
Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: “What! You too? I thought I was the only one.”
― C.S Lewis