When we enrolled our son in preschool, the teacher used to announce new people with “Look, a new friend.”
A friend is a companion, a word that comes from the French meaning with-bread (com = with, pain = bread).
For February, I want to unpack what a friend really means. Let’s start with a beautiful metaphor. Friends are like balloons, hot air balloons. They light up our sky. This brilliance is only possible because behind the incredible show of light and color, someone worked very hard on this balloon. Read more on this balloon metaphor […]
Fountains distract me in the best of ways. I know they’re ancient inventions, just water in motion, but there’s such a soothing playfulness in fountains. They invite me to wait and watch. The movement and sound of those splashes, the lure to reach for a few coins at the bottom, the energy of water shot […]
If someone asked you to draw a map to find a good friend, could you chart the path? Maybe you know a few landmarks? What are the signs that you’re on the path to a strong, lifelong friendship? I took inventory recently and came up with this list. What has led me to great friendships? […]