Thursday, February 6, 2014

Nuture your friends

Nurture your Friends


What is a Friend?
Someone who accepts you for who you are. They REALLY know you and they still want to be with you!
Someone that is with you in times of need when they would rather be somewhere else.
They are with you through happiness and sorrow.

They are husbands, I believe you should marry your friend(and lover) If you don't marry a friend you have nothing when the euphoria goes away. Believe me that New Love stuff will die. People spend there whole life chasing that feeling. It never stays. After that is over that is when the REAL LOVE happens. The good stuff, the friendship, respect, acceptance.

Also Sister Friends. I am so lucky to have 2 of those. We have managed to stay close all these years. It makes me sad to see other people say they don't speak to there siblings. I couldn't imagine my life without them. Don't get me wrong we have our issues but we always get over it. We accept each other for our imperfect selves.

I believe in making new friends and keeping the old. (One is silver and the other gold, Do you remember that song from Girl Scouts? Anyway, I got off track!)

But I also believe in letting go of friends.  Not because you don't still love that person but because they are going in a different direction then yourself. It's OK to let go. 
I have had many friends come and go.
 
I have a friend that I have had since I was 15.  We were very close. We both had our babies together. Remember the last post I had about the village, Well she was part of that village. We let go of each other at one point.  She started her journey as a 2nd time mother and I started making a career.  We both were into two different things.  We drifted. Not too far that we were out of reach but not the everyday kind of thing we had before. We are back into the swing of things now. I love her and this post came about because of listening to her the other day on the phone.  Just listening. Not fixing it.(like I tend to do, I always want to fix it)  She needed someone to listen.  I know she would be there if I needed someone to listen. 

Anyway, I hope everyone doesn't mind my ramblings.
I will leave you with this quote and a song.

In every one's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flames by an encounter with another human being. We should be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.

~Albert Schweitzer~


26 comments :

Brown Paper Bunny said...

Gorgeous painting and words. Thank you for sharing, and happy Paint Party Friday!

Ayala Art said...

yup... I agree with this post. And I love the song :oD

Abigail Davidson said...

Your artwork looks so sweet and lovely! Happy PPF!

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful work, and a great post! Valerie

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Happy PPF Heather -
wonderful artwork - amazing song !

Kokopelli said...

Beautiful art and writing! Happy PPF!

Netty said...

Beautiful post and art Heather. Annette x

http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

Linda said...

beautiful painting!

denthe said...

Those two birds are so lovely (as is the girl!) and I love how you did the background. Wonderful painting, and beautiful words ....

Sue Marrazzo said...

I just saw one of your paintings at a little shop in READING, PA...
I loved it. I am also a mixed media artist in PA!

Check out my ART Blog:
www.suemarrazzo.blogspot.com
THANKS!!!!

SLScheibe said...

A really gorgeous painting! I love the colors. So sweet :)

Julie said...

I agree 100% with everything that you said! My husband is my best friend. A friend that I had since 2nd grade and I have been drifting apart a lot over the years and I would try to keep "chasing", i guess but you do eventually just have to let go...even if you still care. We are just doing different things with our life now.

Also, I LOVE your art. Beautiful work

http://www.artworkbyjm.com/

Twist of Pink said...

Nothing better than a good friend, true love and art! Nice post Heather.

MeOfCourse said...

....and you just kindled my fire, thank you for that. Lovely painting and prefect song. Take care.

Giggles said...

Heather I love this post so much wisdom here! I agree 100 hundred percent with everything you said! I have friends I have drifted from only to have them come back and reconnect as though it were yesterday! Gorgeous artwork, I particularly love the doodle in the background,,so pretty! Thanks for sharing your lovely wisdom about love and life with your beautiful heart!

Hugs Giggles

Fuzzie Fingers said...

Beautiful detail and so colourful.

alarmcat said...

lovely post. lovely painting. happy PPF

Annabelle said...

Beautiful post, agree with it entirely! Sometimes we need some space between friends and loved ones, a little like art , it helps us see better : )

Luv the background colours on your piece, my favourite.

Annabelle : )

JKW said...

I have a girlfriend since 3rd grade. Sister/girlfriends. The girl with the pigtails and her bird are wonderful. Blessings, Janet PPF

Debbie said...

i love your post today, the painting is so pretty and your tribute to your long time friend is so sweet. I'm glad you have such wonderful sisters and friends! (I have 7 sisters!) xo

LonettA said...

Fabulous painting and a wonderful post!

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

This is a wonderful post and I love the your art.
Have a very nice weekend
Nicole/Beadwright

Kooky Makes said...

What a lovely piece, and lovely thoughts to go with it.

Tracy said...

Great post and lovely art.

Kate Robertson said...

Great post, charming artwork, loved my visit here.

Deepa Gopal Sunil said...

That's a really pretty piece...loved the peacock and the details behind is awesome.
I have friends from my Kindergarten... we still keep in touch and it's great to have such friends :D