Forever Is Not Very Long
From My Forever Valentine Series
What can I have that I can also be
What I can I give that comes back to me
Said to make life much sweeter-how can I know
That If I give it away it always grows
What can I find that can also be shared
What about all this makes me even care
What am I lacking that if I become
I am guaranteed it will add much more fun
I’ve heard it said but I cannot remember
I know it is strong yet delicate and tender
I’m thinking, I’m thinking, it’s on the tip of my tongue
It can be old and aged or newly found or young
It grows and strengthens over time
Anyone can be this or they can find
How can I remember all of the specifics
But not remember and name something so terrific
Then I’m reminded by watching Pooh and Piglet
It is friendship and love given without limit
I’m grateful to know that if I give it away
It is given back and it comes to stay
So if you’re an old friend or one newly come along,
In the words of Pooh and Piglet; we can be friends forever, forever is not so long.
Copyright © 2019 laurette laster all rights reserved
National Winnie the Pooh Day was the eighteenth and I missed it. I still want to watch Christopher Robin, am I the only one who hasn’t seen this movie? I’m adding it to my to do list for 2020.
During a leadership meeting yesterday, one of the leaders shared the importance of support groups for people in recovery. She shared that she read in order for people to heal they need a support group, and they may require additional group therapy.
What makes support groups and therapy work? How do these two help individuals? Is there a specific dynamic that can be isolated, then given that eureka moment, or woo hoo, here it is, award? I believe there is. It is called having a bond of friendship.
Being around other caring individuals who are striving to do better, get better, be whole, be forgiven, be enough, be loved, be accepted, and then give it away…we look around and say, “ah my people.”
Group settings include bible studies, life groups, ministry, or any various helps missions. What is the requirement to be in one of the groups? The only requirement is to have the desire to have clear vision of who God designed us to be, become a better us and help other’s be better. Becoming all God desires us to be requires mentors, godly leaders and friends. The Lord Jesus looks on us with compassion and instructs us to love God with all our heart, all our soul, all our mind and all our strength, and to love our brother as ourselves.
In group settings we find real and intimate friendships being developed and formed. Realizing we all are on the journey together and that we are not alone; isn’t that what friendship is all about?
Isolation, where lies and deception grow and fester. Solitary confinement is used as punishment to create a willingness to submit. Isolation is used to break the human will. Withholding food and fellowship are two of the oldest tactics used in brainwashing. Don’t buy the lies of the devil, reach out and show yourself friendly. Get involved, you may find some great friendships along the way.
“There is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.” (Proverbs 18:24)
To all my friends thank you for making my life more complete.
God bless you and keep you and make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you. The Lord cause His countenance to rise upon you and give you Shalom.
Until next time, thank you for listening with me. Laurette