Friday, August 25, 2006

Friendship isn't a big thing - it's a million little things.

In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit. -Albert Schweitzer

Oprah was defining a best friend on one of her reruns this week. She said that you can only have one best friend. After much thoughtful consideration I came to the conclusion that I don't have a best friend. Simply because I could not chose from the amazing women that I am blessed to be acquainted with. I have so many friends I can hardly count them. Friendships are difficult as you get older. It is so hard to find the time to spend with a girlfriend when you have a family. But, when you really need a friend they are always there. They bring you a hot meal, or take your kids to the pool. They meet weekly to organize a benefit. They stop by and visit. They email. They pray with their children at night for me. I don't mind not having a best friend. Each one of these women is a strong and beautiful colored silk thread that together produces a gorgeous tapestry of friendship. Who needs a best friend when I have the very best friends of all?

Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much. - Helen Keller
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