Thursday, February 20, 2014

Friends and Family

I would rather walk with a friend in the dark, than alone in the light.
Helen Keller

The painting above is called "Luncheon of the Boating Party" by Renoir. I love the painting for its simple view of people gathering. There are formal and non-formal interactions going on. There is a sense of care and ease among those gathered.

It reminds me very much of a gathering you or I may have. A gathering of friends for a game of cards maybe. These gatherings throughout our lives are those in which we need family and friends to be part of.

We need them for the comfort and support they bring.

We need them for the advice and encouragement we can not get by ourselves.

It is the community of relationships we have that makes our lives better. On the spokes of your wheel, this is the social and family strength to move through life.

Take the time to meet with others and envelope yourself in the warmth of friendship. Your days will be better, your spirit will be lifted, and your life will be renewed.

Stay inspired my friends!

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