I believe that one of the greatest and most powerful gifts in our world is that of encouragement from friends and family. Their friendship is like a priceless pearl from the sea. So today it is with great joy that I am sharing with you some of those friends in my life and their unselfish nature, loving disposition and gifts of encouragement which they have extended to me. You know there are just some people in this world who give of themselves so naturally. I am sure you all have some of them in your life too. I guess we should call them Angels!
Today I’d like to give a big shout out to my friend Laura Peyton. No matter where or when or how long it has been since we have spent time together, when we meet up it is as if time has stood still. Whether life is flowing smoothly or the chips are down, my spirits low, my health is failing and all hope seems lost she is always there for me. Her steadfast support and encouragement means everything to me. She offers upbeat words, hope and laughter.
Friends are like a warm cup of tea, just pour yourself a cup of friendship. What you share you always get back and more! In fact I encourage you to make time for a lunch date or tea with a good friend.
Although I do not see my Angel friend Alice Huege as much as I’d like to, she is a lifetime friend who is like those delightful first buds of Spring. Consistently sharing kindness, hope, love and encouragement in her thoughtful handwritten notes and cards. Distance separates us but the love of a true friend never fades.
There are times in our lives when friends are the music of reason. They laugh with us and make us see the truths that sometimes we like to avoid, while giving us a shoulder to cry on. These dear friends also encourage us to buy those perfect shoes and handbag!
Have you ever lost your way in life and wondered what path to take? Was there a friend waiting for you at the foot of the stairway to lead the way?
A darling photo of my two old and new friends! Laura and Stacey:)
Our winners from our recent PERK project post are Carol from Art and Sand and Meegan from Meegan Makes. They each won a handmade pompom wreath and a gift card to Target.
Carol and her darling puppy Lulu are happy with their pompom wreath! Isn’t this such an adorable picture!
Carol shared this viewpoint that she and her husband share on living a life of Positivity on Instagram, so I just wanted to share it with you all.
“When one of us starts on a negative tangent, the other says, “that’s not in the script!” We’re the authors of our lives and we have control of what’s said. It’s amazing how easy those little words get us back on “script,” for the positive and happy life we chose.”
I hope you’ll share your thoughts on encouragement with us today and also visit Stacey for her sweet little giveaway!