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Thursday, September 1, 2016

National Friendship Month: Friends are Kisses

Did you know September is National Friendship Month?
This month on Chirp ‘N Chatter, it's a celebration of friends. We'll call it the Chirp 'N Chatter Friendship Shindig. I’ve invited several authors to join the fun and help me bring you at least two posts on friendship each week during September.
The only thing missing from this party is YOU! You know you love friends, so go on…grab a couple of yours and join us for a friendship bash. (That means share our web address with your friends and invite them to the party!) Those of you who visit and leave a comment on every Friendship post this month will be entered into a drawing for a virtual "gift basket" packed with gifts from various authors. To help keep you on track, I'm posting the schedule in the right sidebar of this page. More authors may be added during the month, so keep an eye on that schedule and make sure you don't miss a date. You'll want to be eligible to win that gift basket! :)
Below is my Chirp 'N Chatter Friendship Shindig post.


by Delia Latham

Friends are kisses blown to us by angels.—Author Unknown
Everyone needs at least one friend she can share her heart with, no matter how painful, embarrassing, or uncomfortable the subject. Someone she can laugh with when things are wonderful, and who will cry with her when life brings tears.
Having one such friend is indeed a blessing. The person who has more than one friend of the heart…that person is wealthy beyond imagination.
I have little in the way of monetary riches, but I'm wealthy nonetheless. I am blessed with friends I’ve known from childhood, as well as new friends who fit so well into my life that they feel as though I’ve known them that long.
These friends are like rich, delicious chocolate kisses sprinkled along the path of my life!
To all of my friends—and you know who you are—thank you! Thank you for being a friend. Thank you for knowing me, and loving me anyway. Thank you for caring and sharing, for laughing and crying, for being there through thick and thin...and then some. Thank you for kissing my life with your friendship.
Here’s what some folks who are better known (and certainly smarter than me) have to say on the subject:

A friend is one of the nicest things you can have,
and one of the best things you can be.
—Douglas Pagels

Only your real friends will tell you
when your face is dirty.
—Sicilian Proverb

A loyal friend laughs at your jokes
when they're not so good,
and sympathizes with your problems
when they're not so bad.
—Arnold H. Glasgow

A true friend never gets in your way
unless you happen to be going down.
—Arnold H. Glasgow

The most beautiful discovery
true friends make is that they can
grow separately without growing apart.
—Elisabeth Foley

A friend knows the song in my heart
and sings it to me when my memory fails.
—Donna Roberts

Friendship is unnecessary,
like philosophy, like art....
It has no survival value;
rather it is one of those things
that give value to survival.
—C.S. Lewis

The best kind of friend is
the one you could sit on a porch with,
never saying a word,
and walk away feeling like that was
the best conversation you've had.
—Author Unknown

Great stuff, isn’t it? :) I do love my friends, and I’m so grateful that they’ve honored me by accepting me into their circles of life.
Above all, I’m thankful that I have a friend in Jesus…He’s everything to me!

James 2:23 (KJV)— And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called the Friend of God.

Leave a comment on every Chirp 'N Chatter Friendship post in September for a chance to win the fantastic virtual gift basket! (See the 09/01/2016 Gift Basket post.)


  1. Very beautifully said. I am so blessed GOD crossed our paths.

    1. That's a double goes both ways! I'm honored to call you friend!