I still get shivers whenever I get connected with individuals who were meant to be a part of my journey. I know that you know what I am talking about. You meet someone out of the blue and the conversation flows easily and is never forced. You can be yourself with no apologies or regrets and the ‘gift’ is that they too, revealed their true self to you in return.
I like to call these gifts ‘friends’.
I think it is marvelous that in our adult life we can approach a ‘stranger’ like we did when we were children playing in a sandbox. Simply walk up to them and say, “Would you like to be my friend?” We may not be holding a pail and shovel in our hands but the simplicity is still there.
I dedicate this blog to my new friend, Chynna. I would never have met Chynna had it not been for another ‘gift’ that fortunately found his way into my life, Randy. These are only two of my most recent friends that I happened to meet in the largest, adult playground in the world: Facebook. Something tells me that these two ‘gifts’ are going to be a part of my journey for a very long time. That something is me.
When the gift of friendship comes into your life it is up to you to nurture it in order to keep it alive. The special ‘gifts’ that come our way are meant to be treasured and never meant to be taken for granted.
The Gift Blog – By Chynna Laird