Gathering Friends on Harvest Party Wednesday

I’m excited to be guest posting today over at Joan Hall Writes! Click here to read A Prophet, A Pit and A Lesson In Friendship.

It’s appropriate, I think, talking about being a friend on Harvest Party Wednesday. Because that’s what I was hoping for, really. That this would become a place to gather inspiration for the heart and home, to encourage one another and forge some friendships along the way.

Because if there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s this: Life is about relationships.

We need each other.

I want to thank Joan for being so gracious in allowing me to share some thoughts at her blog. I hope you’ll hop over there and leave a comment to let me know you stopped by.

And I wouldn’t hate it if you decided to come back here and share a note, even a link to your own inspiring blog post. 🙂

You never know who might need a lift today.


All Things New – A Simple Message

Remember when you were in elementary school and you and your friend swore you would be best friends forever? Then life happened. The friend moved away and, before you knew it, you lost contact.

Well, I am thinking today about the friends I’ve made in my grown up years and how difficult it seems to keep in touch since my husband and I moved out of state a few years ago.

But I also know how much I value those relationships and so I reach out through emails and the occasional phone call and, today, through snail mail.

That’s right. The “new” thing I’m doing today is going “old school” and exploring the lost art of letter writing.

I discovered this stationery set I was compelled to buy some years ago sitting on a lonely shelf and got it in my head that it had gone untouched for far too long.

Today, I will use this forgotten paper to write a simple message to my friends across the miles. A message that says,

“You are not forgotten.”

Because I know words matter and so do friends. And today, with a stamp and a few strokes of the pen I hope to erase some of the distance between us, which makes writing these letters a truly simple pleasure.

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