Friendship my Gentle Readers. Today is a ritual that takes me back to my childhood. Who made friendship bracelets as a kid?
Image courtesy of Angel in the North
Now, nothing I ever remember from my kids was this fancy looking. At least not that I received. I do remember having some leather cord and colored beads that I made necklaces and bracelets out of. I used it to hang my piece of obsidian on mainly.
The object is to weave friendship and love into the strands as you form the complicated loops and patterns. Then, when you gift it to a friend, it will carry that message to them. I could see any of my adult friends giving me one hell of a strange look if I gave them a handmade bracelet. Being that I am an author and avid reader, maybe handmade bookmarks with little woven tassels would be more appropriate. Maybe for fans too. Could be a nice treat.
The importance of friends cannot be understated. I have been blessed with some really great friends over the course of my life, some of them lost along the way as we grew up or moved on. They still hold a place in my heart and my mind. I have learned a lot about myself through my friends.
Take a moment to thank the friends in your life. It may just be the little bit of positive spark they needed in their day. Don’t take for granted those that are there for you, because one day, they might not be.