Quote of the Day: Meeting someone for the first time is like going on a treasure hunt What wonderful worlds we can find in others! – Edward E. Ford
As I entered the Kiwanis Park for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Saturday morning, I was struck immediately by the mix of generations that gathered. From newborn babies to great-grandparents, we all came together. This disease affects all generations. We had various mobility aids from strollers to walkers to wheelchairs to helping hands.
|Photo by Joey Halvorson|
Some people might have been meeting for the first time. While others have known each other for years. You never know when a new friend might be waiting on the other side of a “Hello.”
As we journey through life, we might be side by side, in tandem, or walking parallel paths that maybe someday will cross. At some point, we’ll need a little push. At another, we’ll be the one who lends a hand.
May the hills and valleys of life lead you to new adventures, deeper relationships, and inspirational moments.
Journaling Prompt: Describe how you met one of your best friends.
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Lovely thoughts Mary. The friendship sentiment is so important in life, it reaches out to us in so many enriching ways … Happy Wednesday to you 🙂
Friendships are important! Met my best friend at work. Now she’s my wife.
How very insightful. You never know when a stranger will turn into a friend.
I met my best friend Joanne when I won a poetry competition that she organized. And she has been an amazing support, even after I stopped writing poetry, and started making visual art–she loved my poems, but she loved me even more.
How true a ‘hello’ can make friendships last a lifetime. Reaching out is so important. Have a good day!
I met one of my best friends in a job interview.
Glad to have found your blog.
Friends are everywhere to be had if only we are open to it.
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Thanks, everyone! I met one of my best friends while I was directing a kids drama program. The Artist JeMA appeared and a creative match was made. I love the theatre. It’s where creative spirits come to mingle.
Mary, I love this line: “At some point, we’ll need a little push. At another, we’ll be the one who lends a hand.” What a great analogy, strollers and wheelchairs all, and so very, very true and important to remember. For years, my walking partner helped me push the stroller of my youngest. Now, we have her granddaughter along on our walks, and I help her push her little one. Life is a series of giving and taking. I find it easier to give, but sometimes, I’m on the receiving end, too. Thanks for the beautiful thoughts! I met one of my best friends at a writing conference. I’ll never forget that! 😉
I have to agree with Roxane, I love the line “At some point, we’ll need a little push. At another, we’ll be the one who lends a hand.”
Interesting that you talk about friends when Gypsy Mama’s 5 minute is on friendship.