Our Friends are the delicious fruit of our hearts. Some fruit we experience often. Others are a rare delicacy that we seldom have the opportunity to savor. Some fruit like oranges, grapefruit, kiwi or mangoes, we must peel. Others Friends are the apples, blueberries, and strawberries of our hearts. Sometimes our Friends may even be bananas!
Through Friendship we learn that just as no fruit tastes the same; no human has the ability or capacity to offer us exactly what we give them. Friends may agree or disagree. Sometimes Friends may hurt eachother and need to ask for forgiveness. Friends may live close or far away. They may speak often or not at all. Other Friends will forever be a mystery.
Most importantly, Friends are the Family We Choose. When nurtured with space and care, our Friendships will always remain the delicious, cherished fruit of our hearts.
I Breathe Ten Times. I Inhale Deeply. I Exhale Joyfully.
Today I Am Grateful for Every Friendship that has blossomed, shared and taught me to honor and value the Grace and Mystery of Unconditional Love through the Many Seasons of Our Lives.