Hanging over a chair in my hallway is a very 'happy' quilt, which I received from a friend. This person is not someone I have known since I was young, or even for many years. She is someone who came into my life only a short time ago.
A package arrived. When I pulled the quilt from the box I asked what had I done to deserve this. I wondered why she had thought of me when she saw that pretty covering. Then I realised: she had taken the time to get to know me. How fortunate I am to have this person in my life.
Friends make us feel loved and accepted and they enrich our lives. They are a channel of caring and affection that can make us feel secure and happy. Some people have only few, while others have a multitude, but all of our friends serve some purpose in our lives. They are the individuals you can call on in good times or bad, or who you can talk to about deep and troubling thoughts you might have.
Sitting under a "Burning Bush" together, picking through a new box of essential oils, and feeling each one to see what resonates within us -- that is something only a friend will do. A true friend is a blessing.