I recently chose a book from my shelf and revisited it remembering how much I loved it. It is beautiful poetry and Truth from Kahlil Gibran. I have cherished friends in my life who accept me for who I am, never questioning only supporting. I looked in the Prophet for his words on friends and my reaction was instant. I realized how valuable the people in my life are and the author’s words gave new meaning to friendship. I will share part of what he offered in this passage. Think of a friend in your life who this may apply to.
Speak to me of friendship. And he answered, saying: Your friend is your needs answered. He is your field which you sow with love and reap with thanksgiving. He is your board and fireside. For you come to him with hunger, and you seek him for peace. 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 unaclaimed. 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. For what is your friend that you should seek him with hours to kill? Seek him 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.