Friday, 11 December 2015

A friend .. A snowflake!

My absence from blogging has not been deliberate but my days seem to have rolled along at a gentle pace. I have been practicing mindfulness. I have being practicing being less judgemental. I have been trying to improve my listening skills. Some days are more successful than others!!

Today I was sent this poem. I just loved it. I hope you do too!


Snowflakes. A poem sent by a special friend this week. I think it truly beautiful.


Lines of retrospect and hope


Friendship often comes like winter’s first snowflake.

We wait so long for it to fall, but

Ere it touches outstretched, eager hands,

It melts and goes.


You awake to icy, fresh November morn,

To fleecy snow arriving overnight.

By evening fall, its gone – lost.

Friendship often seems to come and then depart

Like these first precious snowflakes.

You yearn and hope for the snow to stay,

But all in vain because you know it won’t.


Until – one day there comes at last

One special snowflake that wants to stay.

And will not melt:

And that is the snowflake

That really is – a true friend.


I need to write some real handwritten letters to friends. Like I used to before Facebook. Before Messenger. Before What's App. Before texts.

I need to write and let them know how much their friendship means to me.

I am going to tomorrow. Not just a scribbled note inside a Christmas card but a letter . I love, love, love getting them.