We have a magnet on our refrigerator with an anonymous quote that says, “Friendship is when people know all about you but like you anyway.” Isn’t that the truth!
Think of all of the gifts that we receive from our friends. So often my friends have shown up, picked me up, and loved me in ways that have both healed and transformed my life. Our friends are our “chosen family.” My daughter Samantha, who is just 22 months old, has a best-friend named Mackenzie. The two of them are so cute together…check it out:
Mackenzie and Samantha
What I love watching when Samantha and Mackenzie play together is how much they teach each other. They push each other, learn from one another, copy each other, and interact in such a beautiful, intuitive, and loving way…it is very sweet. Often when it is time or one of them to go home, both girls cry. They instinctively know the importance, connection, and power of friendship, even at their tender age.
A wonderful book about friendship came out earlier this year, called FABULOUS FRIENDSHIP FESTIVAL, by artist and author SARK (Susan Ariel Rainbow Kennedy). If you are not familiar with SARK and her books, you will love them. Filled with color, creativity, wisdom, beauty, authenticity, and more – SARK writes and creates in a way that is both inspiring and empowering. If you know about SARK, than you know exactly what I mean. This newest SARK book is truly fabulous. I have been a fan of her work for almost 10 years and love her books. She and I have also become dear friends and she has been a generous and loving mentor to me. She is a wonderful member of my own “chosen family.”
This great book by SARK will give you new insights and understanding about the importance and power of friendship. And, it will allow to both appreciate your great friends and also to become best friends with the most important person in your life – YOU!
Take some time today and this holiday season to truly appreciate your friends and yourself. Appreciation is such a great gift and we can give it any time.