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Friendship

"The most I can do for my friend is simply be his friend." Thoreau


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In the last two weeks I have been invited to three different occasions for tea. It's spring time!


It is unusual for me to get three invitations within two weeks and even more unusual that I could get to all three. But lately I have been thinking a lot about how wonderful it is to have friends. Good friends truly care, truly share and truly listen. With each occasion, I noticed how each person looked at me when I spoke. Each laughed when I laughed and one hostess even brought out a box of kleenex to distribute when I was sharing a 'show and tell' picture of an experience with my daughter, Emily and her 2004 marathon run in Dublin, Ireland in my honour. She was raising money for Rheumatoid Arthritis research. I have had a continuing battle with RA for all of my adult life.


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Friends are awesome! They're awesome when you're hurting. They're awesome when you're happy and confident! Friendship is also reciprocal, a two-way street. Listening to, caring for and sharing with those who have been brought into your life brings indescribable comfort.


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"Somehow, taking tea together encourages an atmosphere of intimacy when you slip off the timepiece in your mind and cast your fate to a delight of tasty tea, tiny foods and thoughtful conversation." Greco

I have been tuned into PBS as I type this blog. James Taylor is singing "You've got a Friend" with Carole King:


"Ain’t it good to know that you’ve got a friend
Walking and talking and everything friend"


Treasure your tea times, my friends.


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"There is no trouble so great or grave that cannot be much diminished by a nice cup of tea." Heroux


And to this quote I might add..."with dear friends."



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