Encouragement for the Journey 6 October 2013

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Encouragement for the Journey 6 October 2013

Encouragement for the Journey

Friends

Greetings fellow traveller,

Welcome, today the theme for our KIDS N ALL is:

FRIENDSHIP

I make an assumption, if I am wrong, please forgive me, the assumption is: we each have a friend. This friendship will be in varying degrees of intensity, openness and intimacy.

At times for various reasons we may take that gift of friendship for granted, we don’t mean to do so, but we do.

Our human heart cannot live fully without the presence of intimacy. By that I mean, we all need special people in our lives with whom and to whom we can have a soulful relationship.

This is a relationship that nourishes, sustains and encourages us on our journey.

Knowing this, I offer you the following questions:

How do you nourish and feed your friendships?

What are the chief benefits of having friends who have known you for a long time?

During what stages of your life has friendship meant the most to you?

 I leave you with an Arabian proverb:

”  A friend is one to whom one may pour out all the contents of one’s heart, chaff and grain together, knowing that the gentlest hands will take and sift it, keep what is worth keeping, and with a breath of kindness blow the rest away

Meanwhile peace within the gift of friendship

Alf