I awake this morning with devout
thanksgiving for my friends,
the old and the new.
~ Emerson ~
God never loved me in so sweet a way before;
'Tis He alone who can such blessings send;
And when His love would new expression find
He brought thee to me and said,
"Behold a friend."
In the hours of distress and misery,
the eyes of every mortal turn to friendship:
in the hour of gladness and convivialty, what is our want?
It is friendship.
When the heart overflows with gratitude,
or with any other sweet and sacred sentiment,
what is the word to which it would give utterance?
~ Landor ~
Let us learn to be content with what we have.
Let us get rid of our false estimates, set up all the higher ideals ~
a quiet home;
vines of our own planting;
a few books full of the inspiration of genius;
a few friends worthy of being loved
and able to love us in turn;
a hundred innocent pleasures that bring no pain or sorrow;
a devotion to the right that will never swerve;
a simple religion empty of all bigotry,
full of trust and hope and love;
and to such a philosophy
this world will give up all the empty joy it has.
~ David Swing ~
Oh, what is life without a friend
To dissipate our gloom?
Where flowers never bloom,
'Tis friends who make this desert world
To blossom as the rose;
Strew flowers o'er our rugged path,
Pour sunshine o'er our woes.
Simple yet beautiful things to think on today....
you are my sunshine dear friends ~
Wishing you a very happy Thursday,
hugs and love,