Friendship is such a gift. If you have one good friend, you have a treasure, that’s for sure… But many good friends? That’s what one friend of mine calls an embarrassment of riches. It’s amazing, really; I, along with all of my friends, rely entirely on the generosity of others to provide for our financial needs. I have very little in terms of material possessions and savings accounts, but what I do have is so much more fulfilling and life-giving than any of those things ever were to me. I am so rich, and so grateful.
Tonight was simple; it was honest, it was open, it was funny, it was endearing, and it was entirely life-giving. It was tea and conversation. It wasn’t fancy or expensive, it wasn’t even really planned… it just happened, and it was beautiful.
I guess I’m not sure why I’m rambling on about how wonderful such a simple evening was. Maybe because I just recognize and am grateful for the fact that this is life to the full; in relationships, in the embarrassment of riches, in the depth of being known and doing life together and embracing the joy that can be found in simplicity.