Let's Make...

a ritual of friendship

A best friend is someone who understands exactly what your saying even through a fit of giggles and uncontrolable laughter. / Felicia Reinhard

I can't imagine my life without you
I know it was not an accident we are here
at this time in HISTORY..{ His Story }

I am so full this season...lately
He is Moving
You are one of the jewels in my crown of contentment
Of course there will never be a way I could ever
pay you back
that is what the flesh stands up and speaks to my heart
while I turn and tell it to sit down

Like salve to a wound
water to a wilted flower
a warm blanket when you a chilled to the bone
a warm cup of coffee at 3 am
silent listening with eyes that see to the soul
human hope watching Him move in your family 
orchestrating who will join
a redeemed woman who sees her frailty
but LIVES in the STRENGTH of 

You are precious to HIM
and to ME
I adore our growing friendship
because we are FREE to be ME's :) 
to bare our souls
take off those masks...wanting to.... with each other and
allow His hand to work the way He intends
there is a bigger purpose as to why ...
I can't wait to unfold it with you friend


Here are some ideas taken from Simple Abundance to be INTENTIONAL and make RITUALS with your friend

Try some or share your ideas with me...it would  encourage and motivate others

Take each other out for festive birthday lunches
Share your favorite books - read one together and then get together once a month for afternoon coffee
or tea and discuss it
Be on the lookout for newspaper and magazine articles, recipes, and cartoons you 
can clip or copy and drop them in the mail.
Remember friends with cards and thank you notes
Share resolutions or aspirations with a friend on New Years Eve
Go for walks together
Make annual outings a tradition
antiquing, flea marketing or JuJu { :) } together in the summer
Once a year, have a swap meet of clothes and accessories
When a friend is sick, deliver a get-well basket full of  bedside comforts: something to read, cough drops, tissues, assorted teas, homemade soup, a small, flowering plant.
Send or give flowers: spur of the moment bouquets from street vendor before you meet for lunch or to bring a smile on dark days
When there is a death in a friend's family, instead of making a contribution in the deceased name or
sending flowers to the funeral ( others will do that ) wait a couple of days and send her 
a beautiful plant or bouquet.  It will comfort her more than you can imagine
During tough times, put her name on a prayer list
Sometimes our prayers are the greatest gifts we can give them
Start or continue collections for a friend, adding a new collectible each birthday
or holiday time
When giving a cherished pal a gift, always give her something she'd never give herself, an indulgence
Cook for your friends
During trying times---while a friend is sick or under tremendous stress---double
a recipe and deliver a casserole to her home

ABOVE all...let your FRIENDS know how much you love them!

I love you and treasure our friendship

Photo Credit : Felicia Renee