“But friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life, and thanks to a benevolent arrangement, the greater part of life is sunshine.”
― Thomas Jefferson
When friends support friends , not just during the tragic and sad moments… but in times of accomplishment and triumph, they show that they value their friendships and understand the true meaning of the word, “friend.”
It is good character to feel joy and excitement for someone else, especially when that “someone else” is a friend or family member.
Yet when it happens, it’s always such a delightful surprise and it truly invigorates the spirit.
In the past month, I have been the recipient of an outpouring of good wishes and congratulations, and many have been buying my book (some old friends have even bought multiple copies for their friends and family!).
If I could do cartwheels, I would. However, since I have never been overly flexible or athletic, it would be unwise for me to try it. But the thought is there.
Just to give you an idea, this is some of the feedback I’ve been receiving:
“I had to put it down reluctantly (it was late at night) …. Talk about the human side of political will and emotion and calling a spade a spade!”
“As a writer you want your reader to feel something when they read your words. You accomplished that. I was crying within a couple of chapters. The little girl and her doll did me in.”
“Can’t wait to read it! We’re so excited for you!”
” I can’t imagine how much discipline it takes to write a book! Wow!”
“It will have a place of honour on my coffee table!”
“This is very, very cool.”
What is very, very cool is having friends like you.
Right back at you, with love.
Image via washoelibraryfriends.org.