I am so richly blessed by the array of friends in my life. My friends are brilliant stars, each of them in their own radiance of being exactly who they are. But together, we ebb and flow together in constellations of brilliant luster. We bring out different attributes in each other, bringing dimensions of our being to full life.
It is late, and I am tired. But today’s time with friends continues to keep a hearth fire gently glowing in my spirit tonight. Here are the words that find me on this night:
May the warmth of recognition and the lightness of laughter
Keep you connected across miles and moments.
May the stories you share remind you of past joys
And keep you companioned on the pathways of the future.
May you fill in the gaps in familiar memories
And embellish each other’s lives with detailed imagination.
May you continue to recognize each other’s gifts
And feel honored to be in the familiarity of each other’s company.
May your language of friendship span laughter and sorrow,
And your shared words befriend you even in your solitude.
May friendships continue to find you across this journey of life,
And fill you with gratitude in this world and beyond.