Mary Medlicott, Storyteller and Author - Storyworks

Storytelling Starters ~ The Blessing of Friends

Ten days out of hospital and still rather confined to base,  I’m reflecting on the blessing of having friends. Here’s a list of some of the things I feel:

Friends bring company and, almost invariably as part of that company, there’s laughter and gossip.

Friends bring cake and when you’re constantly feeling a bit peckish like me over the last ten days, different sorts of cake are very, very nice. 

Friends bring variety and variety is certainly the spice of life when you’re not able to get out and about. Being indoors and not terribly mobile can get incredibly boring. Friends alter the feel of things at once.

Friends bring remembrances of times past… ‘When we all went to that play …’ or ‘Do you remember when you had that party ?’

Friends bring news – news of what they themselves have been doing or places they’re about to be going to visit. In this way they make the world feel wider again.

Friends give you a sense of the particular world that you inhabit and the people and events that are in it.

Friends support you when you’re downhearted or not feeling very well.

Friends are great. I’m so glad I have them.

And, of course, some of my greatest friends have been our cats. In the two pictures here, it’s our latest cat Minky (now sadly deceased) and often known as Slinky Malinky. A blessing indeed!

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