We are in the depths of a heatwave…again and my husband who is ultimately my best friend informs me he is going for a dip in the pool. I was not dressed appropriately so i unfurled myself and just plunged in. He was laughing at my brashness. We do live on a mountain top!
I open my eyes to find him laughing at me! Why? Well, as he was busy pushing his dog Poppy around the pool on her boat, I was doing Ai Chi, a method of water thai chi i read about last night. I was relaxing and clearing my mind, starkers in the pool and he was laughing which ended up with me laughing and the whole exercise gone…..until tomorrow.
Who is Your Friend?
The one who understands your silence
The friend who will be a balance in the seesaw of life
They who considers your needs before your deservings
He or she who is true to themself and therefore must be true to you
The one who reaches the top of the ladder yet does not forget you if you are at the bottom
He who is the same today when prosperity smiles upon you and tomorrow when adversity and sorrows come
She who cheerfully comes in when all the world has gone out, who weeps with you when the laughter has stopped
He who guards your interests as his own, neither flatters nor decieves, gives praise for your good deeds and equally condemns your bad ass
She who is the same as you in the society of the wealthy and proud as in the solitude of poverty, whose cheerful smile radiates sunshine in every company.
This is your friend
If I knew you and you knew me
if both of us could clearly see
and with an inner sight devine
the meaning of your heart and mine
i’m sure that we would differ less
and clasp our hands in friendliness
our thoughts would pleasantly agree
if i knew you and you knew me
The Friend Who Just Stands By
When trouble comes your soul to try
You love the friend who “Just stands by”
Perhaps there’s nothing she can do
The “thing” is strictly up to you
For there are troubles of just your own
and paths the soul must tread alone
Times when love cannot smooth the road
Nor friendship lift the heavy load
But just to know you have a friend
Who will stand by until the end
Whose empathy through all endures
Whose warm embrace is always yours
It helps some ways to pull you through
Although there’s nothing she can do
And so with fervent heart you cry
“God Bless The Friend Who Just Stands By”
*Never forget how important you once thought your friend was because the moment you forget you can be sure someones heart broke a little more.