I am delighted that this weekly invitation to share your thoughts and perspectives about friendship is resonating with an increasing number of people. Thank you to all of you, including those who read and comment on contributor’s personal blogs. I will be continuing the Circle of Friends beyond May, given the level of interest and some suggestions from others to do just that. As I have been reading the stories each week’s themes bring forward, it only serves to fire my thoughts on to more and more interesting topics to explore. I would welcome any thoughts, suggestions and comments you may have to offer about this.
Kay Morris has joined us this week. Welcome to her, Spiritual journey 17 and to Jane Basil too, who joined us last week. Kay has contributed to this week’s theme as well as these restrospective posts for weeks one and two –
Her mud map of friendship is crisp and concise. I like her wordings which are respectful and clear.
Kay introduces her closest friend He is and honours him with a song of the same name by Heather Hedley.
Week 3 theme contributions for GIFTING have yielded an interesting array of stories, thoughts and comments. Do take the time to go and read them.
Jacqueline of acookingpot andtwistedtales comments ‘You take me back to some of my working years and the issue of gifting. I hope that I will find time to join in and write on this one. Life is hectic a bit..” I know you lead a busy life. Congratulations on the publication of your first book of poetry “Out of the silent breath” (available on Amazon and Smashwords.) .
Derrick from Ramblings says – ‘allowing clients to give something back is so important. Otherwise we deny them the opportunity to gain the pleasure of giving’
Kay and her long term friend have unknowingly set up a whole new tradition around celebrating belated birthdays.
Lori from As The Fates Would Have It writes of financial constraints, friends who return gifts, friends who demand them
Jane’s story about Hedley reflects on unexpected gifts, receiving and acceptance and a lesson in humility.
Linda writes about Gifts of the Heart those spontaneous gifts chosen for the individual that turn up unannounced and unexpected – from hugs, to cards, to donuts
In Time for a Gift Calen says she sucks at buying gifts and then incredibly goes on to say this “I NEVER knew what to get her. So one year I gave her a STAR. No, SERIOUSLY! I gave her a REAL HONEST TO GOODNESS STAR named after her in International Star Registry“
Spiritualjourney 17 tells of how a gr0up of ex-work colleagues, now friends, continue to meet twice a year even though they have not worked together for many years’
In my post I share the story about a special Christmas Gift – Whispers of Family
If you missed the previous nutshell summaries – here they are:
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