Saturday, June 24, 2017

Gifts of Friendship

I am so grateful for the gifts of friendship and community.

Everyone I know is grateful for the gifts of friendship and community.

Everyone I don’t even know, all over the world, is grateful for the gifts of friendship and community.


As we see what is happening in the world, we are drawn together in support of our ideals.

Friendships shift and new communities emerge as we define what is important to us.

A group which forms through friendship is voluntary and rewarding to all its members.

It meets the needs of whoever is there at the time.

It flows back and forth over whatever topics are brought up and provides advice and support through the experiences of the members.

Whatever is common among the members brings and keeps the community together.

Inventiveness and unique expression invigorate the community.

Recognition of members and their individual contributions strengthens the life of the community.

There is a flow of happiness and playfulness and fun.

Light-heartedness, along with security and trust, characterize friendship and community.

Gifts and contributions from individuals flow into the joy of the community.

A harmonious web of exchanges though conversation and commerce emerges.

Groups of trusting friendships become larger in group government.

The close-knit community acquires an identity of support for its members and a reputation for helping others meet their needs through service.

Business and commerce interact in ways which bring wealth into the community through integration with others.

Building up true friendship creates a strong basis for the well-being of the whole community and its surroundings.

© 2017 Kathryn Hardage

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