Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Thankful for friendships

“I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends,
the old and the new.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Today, on my last day of 30 days of gratitude, I feel so grateful for my friends.

I just came home from my small group with five fantastic ladies where we discussed what it looks like to cultivate a lifestyle of service and how to be intentional in serving in small ways in this season of life.

Last night I was with friends as we got our Christmas cards ready to mail. We talked, laughed, ate sweets and stuffed envelopes.

I have friends I e-mail and ask to pray for me and Ryan as we walk this road of unemployment. And I know they are praying.

Next week I'll get together with friends and we'll talk about our marriages and pray for one another and encourage each other in our relationships with our spouses. We might talk about our marriage book, but most likely we'll just share and be real and authentic and love each other through life's mountain tops and valleys.

I have crafty friends, and wise friends, and funny friends, and go-out-to-breakfast-for-our-birthday-friends, and mom friends, and prayer warrior friends. God has blessed me greatly with many different circles of friends.

And so tonight as I lay my tired head on my pillow, I will offer up a prayer of Thanksgiving for my friends - new and old. You know who you are dear friends, and I am thanking God for you today.

1 comment:

cybil said...

Friendship is a wonderful gift, totally agree!