By Marilyn Shannon
I recently saw an article in the Huffington Post about friendships and I couldn’t stop thinking about the subject and what friendship means. This past weekend, my daughter and son- in- law launched a new business and their greatest support came from their friends. I am always looking for a great subject to write a blog about and a meaningful message to share that will make a difference to you, all of whom I consider “friends.” So of course I must write about it.
So thank you for being my friend.
In 1967, The Beatles released a song that remains an inspiration for all friendships today: I get by with a little help from my friends…” and I am sure many of you know the rest, ha. .
Friends are our walking buddies. They’re the people who come over at the last minute to have dinner with us. They’re the ones who support us when we are down and celebrate with us when we are up.
Aristotle beautifully put it: “What is friendship? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.”
Some friendships are meant to last a lifetime while others pass through the night and only touch our souls briefly. Some friendships are from our furry friends.
Regardless of length of time or whether on all fours or two, when one human or animal touches your heart, time is meaningless yet the touch reverberates forever. The act of kindness, compassion, support, understanding and love has no relevance in time or space.
Friendship cannot be measured. The awareness of this connection is the greatest gift you give yourself and others. Feeling friendship worthy supports our health, our energy, stamina, and our creativity. Let’s reach out to each other and for however long we are connected. Let’s be grateful for the gift.