Sunday, March 02, 2008

Friendship Award

Both Chuck of Foster Me Up and Sandee of Comedy Plus awarded me with the following award. They are both dear friends of mine and I thank each of you for thinking of me.

On Friendship

Kahlil Gibran

Your friend is your needs answered.
He is your field which you sow with love and reap with thanksgiving.
And he is your board and your fireside.
For you come to him with your hunger, and you seek him for peace.

When your friend speaks his mind you fear not the "nay" in your own mind, nor do you withhold the "ay."
And when he is silent your heart ceases not to listen to his heart;
For without words, in friendship, all thoughts, all desires, all expectations are born and shared, with joy that is unacclaimed.
When you part from your friend, you grieve not;
For that which you love most in him may be clearer in his absence, as the mountain to the climber is clearer from the plain.
And let there be no purpose in friendship save the deepening of the spirit.
For love that seeks aught but the disclosure of its own mystery is not love but a net cast forth: and only the unprofitable is caught.

And let your best be for your friend.
If he must know the ebb of your tide, let him know its flood also.
For what is your friend that you should seek him with hours to kill?
Seek him always with hours to live.
For it is his to fill your need, but not your emptiness.
And in the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures.
For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.

I want to pass this friendship award to:

Mo of It's A Blog Eat Blog World
Travis of Trav's Thoughts
Sandy Carlson of Writing in Faith
SabineM At Life Isn't About finding Yourself...


SandyCarlson said...

Thanks for this, Mary. You are a highlight of the blogging experience, to say the least. I will post this on my blog this week. It's beautiful.

(Sorry about the gender snafu. Just plain beautiful child! I visited your friend's blog to wish her a happy birthday. What a beautiful site that one is, too.)

Travis said...

Thanks. I appreciate it!

Chuck said...

Ahhhh shucks. *smooches* Mary. You really are a neat bloggy friend. Hope you had a great weekend.