Five Minute Friday: Beautiful

The most beautiful thing in the world is the relationships we have with our spouses or partners, our family and our friends. Relationships are built on the things we do for one another and the things we say to one another.

a round table with formal place settings for 4, in the woods, next to a blue lake

Our relationships are built on the things we do for one another and the things we say to one another.

Each conversation solidifies our relationship and makes it more meaningful. Each time we’re able to do for each other what is needed, our relationship is made more secure because of the commitment we expressed and the unconditional love we’ve shown. 

I love to get together with one or just a few friends. Most times we get together for food and wine and we just talk about whatever is on our minds. It seems like there’s always plenty to talk about – careers, kids, parents, spouses, good news, bad news.

Just as the food nourishes our bodies, our conversation nourishes our hearts, minds and souls. We reconnect. In conversation, we sort out our troubles, throwing out bad thinking and embracing new ways of looking at things. Our conversation may not change a single bad situation, but our souls are lighter because of the burdens we have shared, and our hearts are fuller because of the happiness we have shared.

And, when we leave each other, we know that our relationships with one another are deeper than they were before, and we look forward to the next beautiful time we have together.

This post is part of  ‘5 Minute Friday’ – today, on the theme: Beautiful

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  5. I’m an extrovert…just…but my sister is an introvert, that’s why I was curious.

  6. Popping by from Lisa-Jo’s to see what you’ve posted this week…does it work for introverts as well as extroverts? My favourite line – as food nourishes our bodies, conversations nourish our hearts.

    • I think it works well for anyone! What matters is that you have a willingness to hold a conversation where you listen unconditionally, with your heart as well as your head, and to respond to what the other person is saying, not just simply talk about your own life. Sometimes what appears to be a conversation is really two individuals talking and neither is listening to the other.

  7. So true! I linked up after you on Lisa’s blog. I have a group of friends from childhood, and we have stuck with each other through thick and thin. We were made to be in community with others; I agree, it nourishes us! Blessings to you!

    • Among our closest friends, we refer to each other as ‘chosen’ family, because we know we will always be there for each other, and we can even be our icky selves when we’re so worn down that we can’t be anyone else.

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