Thursday, February 9, 2012

The sweetness of friendship ~

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?
A Friend.

~ 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,


dellerd said...

This is such a beautiful post tonight. The pictures, the words and the kind Sweet Lady you are....I loved it all. Thank you my friend!!!

Unknown said...

What a beautifull post, so treu!
Have a nice thursday,
a big hug from Belgium,

Lily's Lace said...

Well just make me cry why don't ya! What a beautiful post!!!! And you just posted about the show pin cushions, girl your brain never turns off! xox-cindy

Dorthe said...

Dearest friend, thankyou for this beautiful post-those verses are filled with the richness of life,where friendship and love stayes on top of the list.
Love you sweet friend-and send HUGS.

Marguerite (Tina) Smith Hart said...

Beautiful post and really sweet photos! Some days it is so good to be reminded of what is really important in life!
Tina xo

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

What a beautiful post, Dawn! I love the quotes and those pictures are just wonderful. I love them all!

Lisa said...

What a great post to wake up to.
Beautiful words & pictures to match. Have a great day sweetie.

Vee said...

You are a dear and what special photos these are... Love the little girl all grins...she reminds me of Clara!

Jamie said...

Hello Sweet Friend:) Thank you for being you. Love, Jamie

ByLightOfMoon said...

What lovely images Dawn, thanks for sharing!
Smiles, Cyndi

Nancy said...

Oh what a wonderful post and such beautiful photos. Thank you. I am going to put a link to your page on my blog to share these beautiful thoughts.

Leanne said...

oh wow ... that photo on the stairs is just extraordinarily beautiful, I love it.

I think I will add this post to my link list blog post that I post the first Saturday of the month (confused yet?) ...

Thank you for sharing!


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