"She opens her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness. She looks well to the ways of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness. Her children rise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her. Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all. Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain; but a woman that fears the Lord, she shall be praised. Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates." Proverbs 31:26~31 She was indeed a true friend!
I have been busy, thinking on friendship and the joys and blessings of true friends. In our times, if you have the good fortune of a few, then indeed you are blessed! As a woman, there are only a couple of other joys that fulfill us so deeply. Our need is to give and receive good conversation, encouragement, and lots of laughter! Our words can fall out carelessly and still we feel accepted and loved unconditionally by a true friend. Friends share our hearts, our fears, regrets, our joys, and close us in a safe place...... in their hearts.
Memories often bind good friendships. You know, the time you had such a deep need that words did not even have to be spoken to be understood, the friend just did what true friends do....understand! Friends like this are treasures. No advice....just love and shared kindness (maybe a kleenex or two). Often times, the friends we choose or the ones who choose us tell which way our lives are heading. Are we looking for a friendship that just offers us a good time or are we looking for a friend who can sharpen us as a person and pour a joyful spirit into our spirit? I hope you have a friend like that. One who makes you a better person and your life richer and stronger.
This morning, my table is set for a friendship breakfast. Simple, yet filled with love and hope that God will supply all our needs for the day in friendship and in our lives. Enjoy the blessings around you dear friend and invite some "girlfriends" over for breakfast and coffee! May your spirit be filled until it overflows with goodness and kindness and LOVE!