I hope you all had a delightful Valentine’s Day! Valentine’s Day is also my birthday, and though I had to work, it proved to be a beautiful day.
Before my friend and co-worker, Sandra, left for the day, she approached me with a birthday surprise…
Organic Chocolate Truffles (that melt like silk in your mouth!)
Bath bubble roses
and a perfect card.
Then in my mailbox I found another unexpected surprise…a package from my dear friend, Brenda, from Down Memory La La Lane !
A pretty tan headband to keep my ears warm
Perfectly fun hand warmers
A gorgeous, silvery butterfly barrette for my hair
and a very sweet card from the heart.
Are they gloves? Are they mittens?
They’re super glittens!
These lovely gestures of affection inspired me to write another poem about friends, and the difference they make in one’s life.
Friends are sometimes like a bellows on dying embers, recharging us with encouraging words, or a hug and a smile. They are often the only ones available to stand in the gap, or on rare occasions to pray big and move mountains.
But I am prone to wonder of the simpler, yet meaningful impact of the…
Presence Of Friends
If it weren’t for friends… our mail boxes would be less cheerful, our birthdays less happy, and our hearts less likely to shine on a rainy day.
If it weren’t for friends…our tears might fall alone, and our laughter might have the hollow sound of an echo.
If it weren’t for friends…a movie might seem duller, an outing more boring, and a caffè latte less tasty.
If it weren’t for friends…the moon would seem smaller, the stars would have less twinkle, and a sunset less glow.
If it weren’t for friends…our memories would be fewer, our smiles less often, and our lives less colorful.
Friends, no matter how many or how few, how far or how near, are treasures worth cherishing.
Copyright©2012 Marianne Coyne
A Little Something Extra
As you know, A Little Something Extra is a new feature I’ve added, where on occasion, I’ll be featuring an extra tidbit to my posts. This time around it’s my pleasure to announce that Terri at Artful Affirmations is having a wonderful giveaway. If you are not familiar with her site, you must stop by and say “hello”…you will be quite delighted with her unending talented creativity and tutorials.
Click on the Giveaway Button on my sidebar or below to enter her giveaway. (Note: this giveaway has ended).
Thank you for visiting Leisure Lane. If you are a first-time visitor, feel free to stroll around the lane. Old friends and new friends are always welcome here. Until next time, may happy days abound!
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