~ Let us give Thanks ~
For generous friends with hearts as big as hubbards, and smiles as bright as their blossoms;
For feisty friends, as tart as apples;
For continuous friends, who, like scallions & cucumbers, keep reminding us that we’ve had them;
For crotchety friends, as sour as rhubarb and as indestructible;
For funny friends, as silly as brussels sprouts
And serious friends, as complex as cauliflowers and as intricate as onions;
For friends as unpretentious as cabbages
and friends, like parsnips, who can be counted on to see you through the winter;
For old friends, nodding like sunflowers in the evening-time
And young friends coming on as fast as radishes;
For loving friends, who wind around us like tendrils and hold us, despite our blights, wilts, and witherings;
And, finally, for those friends now gone, but who fed us in their times that we might have life thereafter;
For this bounty of friends, we give thanks.
~ Max Coots ~
I have a calligraphy print of this lovely blessing hanging in my hallway.
I often pause to read it and I say “Amen”.
For where would I be without all of my friends?