In the hustle and bustle of everyday life, sometimes I forget how important it is to spend time with friends. A recent visit from friends brought this fact to the top of my awareness bubble. It was so sweet to just sit and relax and visit. Even though the visit felt like it ended too soon, it was such a blessing!
I am surrounded by people every day, all day, but what I don’t do enough is just embrace special moments with those people. I get so wrapped up in what ‘needs’ to be done that I forget what really matters. Taking the time to absorb life rather than just doing life. There is just something about an absolutely adorable, sleeping baby that makes these realizations surface. Isn’t he cute!
Think of how you feel when you see a beautiful smile on a friends face. It’s like a little ray of sunshine piercing through the window, making the whole room brighter!
My favorite part of having friends with kids is the atmosphere. I remember my parents being distraught when we had friends over and wholly expected to feel that way as an adult as well, but I don’t. There is so much life and humor in these kids, that I can’t imagine a life without them. I love their laughter, excitement over tiny things, corny jokes, and silly stories. It’s a priceless addition to living!
Life… Drink it all in…
The heartfelt counsel of a friend is as sweet as perfume and incense.
True Friends Strengthen and Help Each Other
Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed. If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. But someone who falls alone is in real trouble. Likewise, two people lying close together can keep each other warm. But how can one be warm alone? A person standing alone can be attacked and defeated, but two can stand back-to-back and conquer. Three are even better, for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken. (NLT)
Here’s to visiting with friends!