Sunday, November 2, 2014


Family and friends

I am thankful to family and friends of whom I wouldn’t have gotten through this year’s shoulder surgery without them. They brought light, love and humor to my early, dark recovery days.

Nothing can take the place of family and friends.  I remember coming across the following song/poem decades ago and was moved by it then as now.

Make New Friends
Sue Lynch

Make new friends,
but keep the old.
One is silver,
the other is gold.
A circle is round,
it has no end.
That's how long,
I will be your friend.
A fire burns bright,
it warms the heart.
We've been friends,
from the very start.
You have one hand,
I have the other.
Put them together,
We have each other.
Silver is precious,
Gold is too.
I am precious,
and so are you.
You help me,
and I'll help you
and together
we will see it through.
The sky is blue
The Earth is green
I can help
to keep it clean
Across the land
Across the sea
Friends forever
We will always be