Threads of Friendship

I am so thankful for the opportunity I had to share a morning with one of my best friends over the Thanksgiving holidays. We did go shopping together, but it wasn’t Black Friday shopping. We both needed to gather groceries and run a few errands. One reason why we choose to live in the North Country is for the space that surrounds us, both physically and physiologically. Our shared philosophy is to stay away from crowds. So as we headed out Saturday morning it was with a little apprehension of what we might find below.

On our hour drive to the stores we drove through an early winter wonderland. Early morning clouds had coated the bare branches of the trees with  a frosty snow/ice lacquer. This gave us plenty of time to catch up on the details surrounding our families and interests. A friend is someone, who no matter how long it has been since you last talked, is ready and willing to share. I often feel like when I talk with a good friend my feelings and thoughts are validated. And luckily, my friend always has great new thoughts to share with me too. Together  we tie the threads of our friendship to form a quilt of many colors.

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