Thursday, May 28, 2015

Thoughtful Thursday


"A friendship does not grow up spontaneously.  
It must have a good soil in which to take root, good seed 
from which to start, and care and cultivation in order to become its best.
The good soil is sincerity and truth, coupled with kindness and affection.
The good seed is love and apprectiation.  
And it must be watched closely that no weeds of jealousy or envy creep in, 
and the soil must be constantly stirred by kind acts, words 
of appreciation and affection, and mutual admiration.  
There dare be no selfish interests nor evil suspicions in true friendship.  
The smallest bit of mistrust will blight it like frost.
Friendship is tnder, but beautiful."

~ Mabel Hale, Beautiful Girlhood

Wishing you a very blessed Thursday, dearest readers!


~ A friend loveth at all times...  Proverbs 17:17 ~

9 comments:

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, I so love that Scripture! We had our small group last night and were talking about friendship and how much we value it. We can be transparent and love each other in spite of our differences and flaws. And it does take care and cultivation with love and kindness. So beautifully said by Mabel! I cherish you, dear friend!

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Kelly Anne, this is a beautiful post and a really precious truth about friendship.
Love the sweet graphic you used for your post. It is one of my favorites.
Thank you for sharing. Have a blessed and special weekend ahead.
Joy to you
Hugs, CM

Stephanie said...

Oh, my dear Kelly-Anne, what a beautiful sentiment! Friends... they are so precious and lovely! I am VERY thankful for you and your friendship. You are truly a kindred spirit.

Love and hugs!

Mildred said...

Hello Kelly-Anne. Thank you for sharing this important reminder of how precious and dear friends are. Lovely to visit with you today and I wish you a nice weekend.

SarahGeorge said...

Beautiful lines on friendship! Kelly hope you are doing great sweet friend. Thank you so much for your loving wishes:). Sorry for getting back so late.
Hugs
Sarah

Ashley said...

Ah yes, sweet words on friendship and lots of truths. Loved this! Thanks for sharing!
Blessings,
Ashley

Paige said...

These are wise words! It's a good reminder of how to be intentionally loving to one's friends.

Vicky Hunt said...

Such a lovely post Kelly-Anne! I do love this scripture. I am thankful for special friendships and most especially for those made through blogging. So happy to have met such a delightful young woman...:) You are a special blessing. Have a delightful weekend.

Hugs, Vicky

Jazzmin said...

Beautiful! So blessed by these thoughts you have shared, especially at a time when I am pondering the blessings and aspects of friendship that make it such a treasure, that God would allow us such rich relationships with the companions we can call true and wonderful friends. I am so thankful for childhood friends, new friends, old friends, blogging friends, sisters in Christ like you. It is a joy to read these words and see their reflection of the way the bible portrays a good friendship♥ And that painting brought me so much cheer, how lovely it is.

Hugs and blessings to you always!
Wishing you a beautiful day :)
~Jazzmin