Monday, November 8, 2010
Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man
sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.
Photo: courtesy of my daughter, Anita
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Rudyard Kipling said,
"For the strength of the pack is the wolf,
and the strength of the wolf is the pack."
Do you ever get lonely? I'm not often still long enough to even notice if I am, but occassionally it really hits home to me how vital my friends are. Not many of us are truly loners. Just like a pack of wolves, we all need someone to look out for us, to share a meal, to join us in howling, and sometimes even to challenge us to a good old-fashioned tooth-baring tussel.
My problem is that when I actually do get lonely, I tend to skulk off quietly away from my friends and sit silently in the shadows. Then I feel sorry for myself because no one is noticing. Isn't human nature perverse at times? lol But over the years I've come to recognize that if I need a hug, sometimes I need to give a hug. If I need an ear to listen, well then.... maybe I need to talk. Sitting on my haunches out of sight usually leaves me alone in the cold.
So if you're feeling lonely today, try moving out of the shadows and into the pack where you belong. Nip an ear or howl at the moon if you need to. Someone will notice and join you :0) Go leave your mark!
Need an idea for Christmas? This book is an adorable gift for a friend.
My friend Stefanie bought it for me as a gift and I absolutely love it :0)