I started the day sad. See the November 7th postscript on Unexpected planter project. My Heavenly Father is so good to me!! Four friends brought four gifts (they didn’t know I was sad). The little book is titled Happy is the House That Shelters a Friend. The “frosted” bottles are attractive; the green peppers will be delicious (when I’m off the “fast”). Gardenia: I love them!! There are several rooted clipping that I will plant soon. My next-door neighbor told me she saw a Bluebird in my yard yesterday. I love Bluebirds!! I’m delighted they are back. 🙂 🙂
Some quotes from the little book. From Charles Haddon Spurgeon “Friendship is one of the sweetest joys of life. Many might have failed beneath the bitterness of their trial had they not found a friend.”
After Benjamin Franklin had received a letter thanking him for having done a kindness, he replied. “As to the kindness you mention, I wish I could have been of more service to you than I have been, but if I had, the only thanks that I should desire are that you would always be ready to serve any other person that may need your assistance, and so let good offices go around, for mankind are all of a family. As for my own part, when I am employed in serving others I do not look upon myself as conferring favors but paying debts.”
John Greenleaf Whittier said “The joy that you give to others is the joy that comes back to you.”
Margaret E. Sangster wrote:
I thank You, God in Heaven, for friends,
When morning wakes, when darkness ends,
I have the consciousness
of loving hands that touch my own,
of thoughts that cheer and bless!
If sorrow comes to me I know
that friends will walk the way I go
and, as the shadows fall,
I know that I will raise my eyes
and see–ah, hope that never dies!!–
The Dearest Friend of All.