Seasonal Friendship

Friendship — A Walk Worth Taking

I don’t want to be somebody’s project, she said firmly. She wanted acceptance. She asked simply for the freedom to describe her life today – the people in it; the problems, and joys; her fears and hopes; her pain and triumphs.

Listen and keep your mouth shut . . . may have been the shorthand version.

The mirror of listening – no comments – is a great gift, and that’s all she wanted. She knew where her help lay. (Psalm 121) Believing with her was her plea – no lectures, no commentary, or commandeering the conversation with good advice.

Do you know how hard that it is?

A listener is a friend indeed.

Acceptance with no editorials . . . compassion without commentary . . . simply a cup of cold water — Living water! The very thing I need, too.

Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art…. It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival. ~C.S. Lewis

Friendship shouldn’t be a project. It’s like a wall. Sometimes you lean on them, and sometimes it’s good just knowing they are there. ~Author Unknown

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