Thursday, June 26, 2008

It's That Time Again...

Ahhh.......................Summer is finally here. 

With each change of season, I mark the occasion by changing my knick-knacks on my kitchen windowsill, and my summertime collection always includes a flock of pink flamingoes. As I was unpacking the flamingo box this year, it was fun to examine each bird and think about the friends that have given them to me. 

Those special people that have remained with me through these tough times are precious. When I am asked about strategies for surviving chronic illness, I think that the effort to nurture and cherish friendships is one of the most important strategies of all. 


Brussels Chronicles said...

Ah. With time, I have come to understand that (for me at least) enduring friendship can be more valuable even than "love" (I guess that would mean the infatuated variety of love).
This reminds me that I need to get back in touch with a couple of people, one of these days !

Julia Oleinik said...

I like the phrase "enduring friendship". It can be applied not only to friends, but family and all those that we love.

Well said.