Dawn Tolbert

Writer
#366Days Faith Reflections

You too? #366Days Day 13

Teddy bear in gift bag wearing birthday hat

One of my favorite C.S. Lewis quotes says, “Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another, ‘What! You too? I thought that no one but myself…'”

I’ve been thinking a lot about friendship this morning. Today is one of my dear friend’s birthday [Happy birthday, Candy!] and I was thinking how thankful I am for the gift of her friendship. She’s a great wife and mom, a talented and smart coworker, and a woman who loves the Lord and wants to honor Him with her life.

Life teaches us to categorize friends: work friends, school friends, church friends, choir friends, WMU friends, Facebook friends, best friends, old friends, childhood friends, and so on and so on. But I have a better way to categorize: blessings. That’s it. Just one category. Paul wrote to the Philippians, “I thank my God every time I remember you.” And that’s how I feel when I think of my friends, people that I get to do life with.

My mind is racing with friends I could mention and stories I could tell, but I could never capture all that my friends mean to me with mere words. Just know that if you’re reading this, I’m thankful for you. And I just thought you should know.

In closing, because more than anything Candy loves to laugh, I will add one final quote from Linda Grayson:

 

“There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate.”

There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate. - Linda Grayson Click To Tweet

2 Comment

  1. Dawn, so true, friends mean everything!! I’m so thankful for YOUR friendship. You have such gifts for your friends: you make me laugh, you are thoughtful, observant, kind and SO easy to get to know. I think my word for 2016 is going to be: BLESSED. I have so many examples of blessings in my life! I want to share and celebrate my blessings!

    1. That’s awesome, Patty!! I love the idea of choosing “blessed” as a word for the year! And I am thankful for you, too. I am so glad God brought you home to share you with us!

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