Friends are a gift you give yourself. Have you ever heard this before? I was thinking about this statement and wondering how this works. I have decided that for myself, it is about being open and accepting of friendship first that allows two like minds to meet. I also thought about how one feels about oneself affects how our friendship form. Then I began thinking about how "Like attracts like" and how that works into a friendship.
All this thinking began last week when my dearest friend moved far, far away. We met in a library, and it didn't take long before we were sharing all kinds of fun adventures.
Are we alike....we must be in some ways that are fundamental, but in others we are quite opposite. She loves modern....I love vintage....she is a social butterfly and I am somewhat of a hermit up in my art room...she loves makeup and perfume...I am allergic to perfume and a bit of a slob (didn't know that about me did you!). Actually, I wonder about the slob part....I am not really a slob, just preoccupied with ideas for art. Have you ever found yourself brushing your teeth with the old nasty toothbrush that you use to flick paint on your canvas?, then you know what I mean. My friend though, looks incredible...ALL THE TIME! Her clothes, jewelry and makeup always match perfectly. She is so talented that way, and it flows into her home as well. Always lovely.
But I admire my friend for so many reason other than those...she is kind, she is soft hearted...she is thoughtful, friendly, compassionate, open minded, intelligent...so many things.
And I miss her already. It has only been four days : (
I appreciate her and all that we have shared (and still hope to share in the future).
And I appreciate all of you as well. Meeting all of you on the blogs, seeing what you do and what matters to you. You all inspire me so very much! I greatly appreciate you taking the time to stop by and see what I have been up to. Friendship is indeed a gift you give to yourself.
So here is to friendship....may we be brave and open to the love, joy and encouragement of each other. Hugs to you all, Terri