The 3rd week of August is National Friendship Week and the 4th week is Be Kind and Thoughtful Week. With school starting and with all of the focus on treating one another better so kids don't end up broken, these two special weeks are a very timely reminder. So, for Friday Faves we are talking about what being a friend means to us.
"True friendship comes when the silence between two people is comfortable." ~David Tyson
"Sometimes, being with your best friend is all the therapy you need."
Whenever my friend from Michigan is in town for the winter months, we always meet at a favorite restaurant and sit and talk for hours. I know that it has been therapy for both of us as we chat about our struggles with life, worries about our children and all of the happy things as well. I cherish those moments with her.
I found a quote that I really love and turned it into a printable. You can frame it or make it into a card. But, I hope you like it. I am going to put it up to remind me of the qualities that I want to improve on when it comes to being a friend.
"Real friendship is when your friend comes over to your house and then you both just take a nap."
"Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: 'What! You, too? I thought I was the only one." ~C.S. Lewis
- Be more observant of the needs of my friends and listen without judgement.
- Be willing to give of my time and talents without a second, selfish thought.
- Reach out more often and don't let so much time go by without letting them know how much I love them! (Hey Kelly and Ruth! Hold me to it!)