Spell a Day – Feb 26th 2016

Friendship my Gentle Readers. Today is a ritual that takes me back to my childhood. Who made friendship bracelets as a kid?
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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.

100 Followers, what?

Today I logged in and noticed that I reached 100 followers of my blog. I cannot express how incredible it is that 100 other people enjoyed something on my blog enough to follow me so they could see more. The last year has been a real rollercoaster for me. From starting this blog (and not doing much with it till the last couple months), to publishing my first novel; it has been a big year for me literary wise. I want to express my heartfelt thanks to all my followers and I promise to try to keep the poetry and book news coming, as well as branching into more commentary on life and fatherhood in general. Keep fighting the fight my friends.