Friday, August 22, 2008

The comfort of a true friend

Oh, the comfort, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person; having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but to pour them all out, just as they are, chaff and grain together, knowing that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and then, with a breath of kindness, blow the rest away.

3 comments:

Angie said...

Oh I love this quote! I had that on my bulletin board all through college.

So good to hear your voice today... to know that you sift my words and blow the chaff away. I love you, dear one. And I miss you!

Rochelle said...

Thank you for sharing this quote this morning on the phone and posting it on your blog! Thanks also for sharing my hurt with me today at the loss of a dear friendship. It does leave an empty spot, but I am so glad I have a "friend that sticketh closer than a brother" to help fill it. Love ya!

SuzyQ said...

Love this quote!
It's the way things really should always be.
A measure of true friendship:0)
BTW) If you feel like it, I tagged you for a meme over at my place :0)
Blessings ~