As I reflect over the past week, I find that I am most thankful for the one-on-one, quality time that I’ve been able to spend with my friends.
Specifically, on Sunday, I had the opportunity to participate in a build-your-own terranium event with a dear friend of mine (you can behold my finished product below). While the event itself left a little something to be desired, it was nonetheless a joy to simply sit alongside a friend while we peacefully constructed our terraniums. Occasionally, we would chat, but as two lifelong introverts, we also enjoyed episodes of companionable quiet as we worked. It was nice!
Additionally, we were fortunate to have some time to visit before and after the event; I listened as she shared her updates, and she tuned in attentively as I shared mine. Such reciprocity in relationships of any kind seems to be an increasingly rare thing, so I try not to take such friends for granted.
I supposed it’s like what I learned about the succulents that we planted on Sunday: while different, the plants are close to one another so that their roots – while independent systems by nature – can share vital resources and nutrients with their neighbors, too.
So it truly was a blessing to spend the afternoon with a fellow “succulent” in this “terranium” that we call life. 🙂