It Takes Time

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I met with three friends today.

We have reached a place in our friendship where we share at a depth that is not often reached ~ it takes a great deal of trust.

It also takes a tolerance for what is usually characterized as the “messy” aspects of life, except we don’t call them that. We prefer to describe them as learning opportunities or life lessons. And we are not using those terms euphemistically or cynically. We really believe life works (and can be healed) that way.

Having people who are willing to really listen as you admit your foibles and believe you will come out wiser and stronger, as you deal with what the situation is teaching you, actually help you do just that.

They are worth their weight in love (which is so much more precious than gold in the longer view).

Nobody Sees a Flower

Nobody sees a flower – really – it is so small it takes time – we haven’t time – and to see takes time, like to have a friend takes time.
……….~ Georgia O’Keeffe

She is a friend of mind. She gather me, man. The pieces I am, she gather them and give them back to me in all the right order. It’s good, you know, when you got a woman who is a friend of your mind.
……….Toni Morrison

Go through your phone book, call people and ask them to drive you to the airport. The ones who will drive you are your true friends. The rest aren’t bad people; they’re just acquaintances.
……….~ Jay Leno

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About CarolWiebe

Art entices, inspires, and delights me. Art is a vehicle for laughter, tears, wonder, enlightenment--taking me on a constant path of discovery. You can't say that about housework (except, perhaps, for the crying part).
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6 Responses to It Takes Time

  1. Deb Sims says:

    “Worth their weight in love.” That may be one of the most profound thoughts ever spoken.

  2. I am excited to have discovered your “wonderings” and your delightful, colorful art. Please accept my passing The Candle Lighter Award to Carol Wiebe Wonders Out Loud. Art and thought bring such light to our lives. You may read about The Candle Lighter at growthlines.wordpress.com. Congratulations!

    • Carol Wiebe says:

      You are very kind, thank you. After having read some of your blog posts, I had to subscribe! You have so much insight to offer.

  3. Sylvia Miehm says:

    How very profoundly true…I have been saying that for a while now. I believe there is healing not just on a personal level but as a community when we allow ourselves to be open with each other from the depths of our hearts and souls. Being heard with no judgmental strings is empowering.

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