Friendship

“A sweet friendship refreshes the soul.”  Proverbs 27:9

A true friend inspires you to believe the best in yourself, to keep pursuing your deepest dreams…most wonderful of all, she celebrates all your successes as if they were her own.”

Celebrating my friend Connie on her birthday…

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A true friend has a way of turning your tears into smiles.” – Anita Towery

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“The most I can do for my friend is simply be his friend.” -Henry David Thoreau

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“Sometimes, being with your friend, is all the therapy you need.”  

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“A friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement. who can tolerate not knowing…not healing, not curing…that is a friend that cares.” – Henri Nouwen

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“There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship.” – Thomas Aquinas

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I did a blog recently on Mother’s Garden.  She had made lots of pictures of her garden.  In one of the photos was her dog Susie.  A few weeks later Connie delivered this beautiful dog from her prized collection.  She had bought this at a special gift shop probably forty years ago.  A little tear slipped down my cheek when I unwrapped him and this Susie is now in my prized collection.  Connie, don’t ever tell it was alligator tears right in the middle of a nice restaurant. Thank you Connie.

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Connie and I had lunch at Deerpark Restaurant on the Biltmore Estate today  in celebration of her birthday.  There were beautiful new flowers at the entrance to the Estate.  Mother used to call these cockscomb since the flower looks like the head of a rooster.

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Everyone has a friend during each stage of life.  But only blessed ones have the same friend in all stages of life.

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“Of all possessions a friend is the most precious.” – Herodotus

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I am of the opinion that God places special people in our life.  They are God’s gift to us. I am so thankful, Lord, for my friend Connie.

Thank you for stopping by,

    Dianne

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