There is nothing on this earth…


Valentine’s Day, Aah, something nice for your true love. My husband, I think I’ll keep him <3.

But,should we also remember our friends on Valentine's Day? (Saint Thomas Aquinas said; For there is nothing on this earth more prized than true friendship… and, Anais Nin was so right in saying that "Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born."

This morning, I received a message from a very good friend of mine, and at that moment I really appreciated her, no, REALLY appreciated her. There are some people, that no matter where life takes you, they are willing to take the journey with you through the good and the bad. So I immediately messaged her back to say “thank you” and to let her know how much I appreciated having her as a true friend, even a sister. I told her I would be sharing her message here on my blog, and I hope you too see the beauty. I had some corrections, though I purposely didn't fix everything…(not sure why) you see my friend Marie is nearly blind, her sight taken by a sinister disease. As Pooh would say her writing is wobbly.

Only have a minute, but i wrote you a valentine’s story.
Once upon a time, there was this little girl. you have met her before, she is the heroine of all of my stories.
anyway, she was feeling disconnected from her loved ones far away. she went to the moon lady to discuss this matter, as the moon lady had given her good advice before.
the girl said to the moon lady, will my friends far away remember me. do they rememebr my voice, my laugh? do they rememebr that i love diet root beer and hate mice? do they rememebr that i love to sing to the radio and that i particularly love to sing songs from musicals?
the moon lady laughed, and said, Well, do you rememebr their voices and their smiles? do you remember their hugs and their warmth? do you rememebr that they hate mayonaise and love to be outside but hate to be cold. do you rememebr their homes and the way they speak to their animals? do you rememebr their children and the way they cry at sad stories? do you remember that they too love to sing and dance to eighties music?
the little girl said, well of course I do. (she was a bit huffy at this)

the moon lady replied, then so do they.
Miss you.
Marie

(made me cry a little bit) I will not to take my friends for granted. I will cherish your friendship for ever.

I talk a lot about friends, important relationships that we should treasure through out our life.
I truly believe every one of us has friends, all sorts of friends…best friends, close friends, not so close friends, blogging friends, fair weather friends and some who are just friends!

As we grow older; these relationships run the risk of being put on hold, after all ~ we have a family, job responsibilities, places to go, people to see. However,perhaps it is necessary to take the or create the opportunity to thank our friends for everything; to tell them how special they are and how incomplete would be our life without them. I, like you ( I suppose) rely on my friends for comfort, inspiration and advice and solace.

“No measure of time with you will be long enough, but we’ll start with forever.” A few friends and some love:

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