As we settle in to enjoy the magic that is Christmas with our family and friends. I find myself thinking beyond the commercialism. The pressure to find the perfect gift and the excessive food and drink consumption.
For me, one of the greatest gifts we can give or receive ,is that of true friendship. Over the course of our lifetimes we meet thousands of people. Only a very small number , carve a place within our heart. How does that even happen? I have yet to know the instant I meet someone , that they are going to be an actual heart carver, Your very best friend was a stranger at some point.
Friendship warms your heart and can light the darkest of days. No one gets through their life without needing people somewhere along the way. Be that person for someone this Christmas. You won’t find friendship on sale at your neighbourhood big box store. It won’t break the bank. You don’t even have to stand in line to return it on boxing day. It even keeps on giving.
So this Christmas may I suggest making time to allow friendships to blossom. Our hearts always allow us to make more room to love people. The love of your life friendships may only come along once in our lifetime. Don’t let yourself miss out though on the other loves that are equally important. The love of people just for being the people they are and enriching your lives. There is no quota when it comes to friendship. There is always room for one more.