Monday, February 1, 2010

They Get Me!

I stumbled across these thoughts on friendship by George Elliott. Has anyone ever heard of George Elliott? Married to Elisabeth Elliott, author of Passion and Purity. BTW, if you haven't read this book, I suggest you read'll totally change your outlook on 'waiting' for the right one.

I would say that I am lucky, but really...I'm blessed. I have great friends. Just yesterday, on my way home from church, I was thinking about my friends...people I could call when I needed something, and let me tell cup runneth over! I'm not a very open person unless you're 'in the circle.' In fact, this blog is very hard for me. There's always an element of hold backedness....I know that's not a word, but hey, it's my I can make up words! However, I think this is partly because in my circle of friends, I'm spoiled. I don't have to say much. They catch my looks, scowls, connotations, actions, and know exactly what I am trying to say, many times, when the words won't come. They put up with my sometimes unsolicited advice, erratic thoughts and behaviors, goofiness, silly jokes, quoting lines from every movie I've ever seen, and if they're still insecurities. They put up with a lot people...believe me!!!

On Friendship by George Elliott
Oh the comfort, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person:
Having neither to weigh thought nor measure words;
But to pour them out just as they are, chaff and grain together,
Knowing that a faithful hand will take and sift them,
Keep what is worth keeping and then
With a breath of kindness, blow the rest away.

I hope you peeps out there in bloggy land have people who make your life that much sweeter! I don't know what I would do without mine!


The Ross' said...

haa, you used a preggo picture. thanks j! thanks for the shout out! hey, when are you starting the picture of the day....been anxiously waiting..... :-) no pressure though.