In the northern hemisphere, summer has started her slow dance toward fall. Days are shorter. Here in the Pacific Northwest, our days begin draped in dense, low-hanging clouds. We awaken to the low moan of fog horns. As the fog burns away, the sun beams through. Still, the warmest part of each day lasts only a few precious hours. More and more, the breeze carries a hint of chill. Baseball season is winding down, and football season is gearing up.
And this week, the rush is on for a new school year! School days. Filled with memories—mostly fond ones—of laughter, learning, and fun with family and friends.
Where would be without relationships? They enrich our lives, improve our well-being, and nourish our soul. Who has made your life sweeter, richer by being part of your life? Who makes you feel welcome and safe in their presence? Who listens to you? Who supports you? Who encourages you and cheers you on to your next victory—small or large? Who disagrees with you and still makes you feel valued, whole, and respected?
A true friend does all these things and so much more. True friends are allies, comrades, confidantes, companions. True friends invest in you for the long haul… through thick and through thin, when the water is high or low, whether the days are short or long. And though they may be in your life for only a season, true friends stand by you and abide with you. They dwell in your heart for all time.
Who have you encouraged today?
Pass It On!