Thursday, October 9, 2008

Thankful Thursday - Friendship

Thankful Thursday has become a blessing in the midst of these challenging and uncertain times. Making the choice to write on the topic of thankfulness one day a week has been so good for me. When I focus on what I'm thankful for I find myself smiling...instead of frowning and complaining.
"A happy heart makes the face cheerful, but heartache crushes the spirit." Proverbs 15:13

"A cheerful look brings joy to the heart, and good news gives health to the bones." Proverbs 15:30

Today, I want to focus on the gift of friendship. I remember as a teenager, hearing it said that when you get older if you have more true friends than you have fingers on one hand, you're very fortunate. People change and move on but only a few continue to remain friends. I feel very fortunate to not only have friends that I've known since the second grade but true friends that I've gained more recently.

A true friend comes alongside you and listens. She sometimes tells you what you need to hear...even when you don't want to hear it. She tells you when you have something stuck in your front teeth. She prays for you, weeps with you and laughs with you. I am so grateful for my friends. Here are a few to share with you.

Anna May, me, Susan (in front), Linda and Helen

Jim, me, Barb and Sue

A few of the group of 12

Me and Jean, my forever sister

Terri and me

Pauline and me

Jamie & family in San Antonio

Susie who has been a mentor

Marcia and me

Maria and Debbie

Wow; I'm really grateful for these Thankful Thursdays. I found myself smiling as I was posting a few of my favorite friends. Be sure to visit Iris' blog for more Thankful Thursday posts.

11 comments:

  1. Such a lovely tribute. Friends are true heart blessings.

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  2. What a neat tribute to friends. Posting photos takes time... labor of love.
    ...SO true about friends as we grow older.
    Happy Thankful Thursday!

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  3. What a beautiful post! Yes, I am very much enjoying these Thankful Thursdays as well!

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  4. Friendship is a blessing and much needed by all of us.

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  5. Debbie,

    Thank you so much for stopping by and your words of encouragement. I loved your TT post! Friends are such a blessing from the Lord.

    Recently, Sherry started a new Wednesday meme to pay tributes to our friends so I know she would love for you to come back and join her on Wednesday of next week if you feel so led. You can come back to my blog and scroll down to find it.

    Again, thank you for the beautiful post and words of encouragement! Blessings to you today!!

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  6. I realised I was smiling too reading your post. Everyone in the pictures seem to be smiling at me and I just smiled back...lol. So it's true, smiling is infectious.

    Reading your posts on Thankful Thursdays always makes me smile!

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  7. You're right, it's nice to pause each week and be thankful.

    How nice to honor and think about your friends for Thankful Thursday!

    God bless you!

    Bethany

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  8. We appreciate your friendship very much. You have been a real blessing in our lives. You are the greatest.

    Sue

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  9. Awesome pictures, you are blessed with many friends.

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  10. A nice tribute to your friends. I an so envious. Thank you for rending me once again about all we have to be thankful for.

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  11. My sweet friend,
    What a blessing you are to me, and how blessed I am to be included in that circle of friends. I too, smiled as I read your post and looked at pics.- actually recalled when some of the photos were taken - sweet memories. Thank-you once again for reminding us to be thankful.

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