Friday, July 4, 2008
Friends. You only need one. Honestly.
To feel safe, secure, a part of something bigger, happy -- you need only one friend.
One thing I'm grateful for is that my little Cooper can always find a friend.
Far from home, we found our way to a holiday celebration with grandma's neighbors. A rope circled the fireworks zone to keep the kids safe. All the children from the neighborhood lined up with toes touching the rope, trying to get as close to the action as possible. Coop found himself feeling a bit shaky in his confidence and standing among a group of kids he did not know. But he introduced himself to the boy closest to his height and within minutes the two were holding hands [a sure sign of friendship] and hooting with glee as they watched the holiday fireworks.
Some folks have lots of friends. Others have a few. But as long as everyone has at least one...