Just listen.

It’s Friendship Friday! This is the day to focus on giving back or paying it forward. Instead of thinking about what to do or buy to make someone feel better, loved, or wanted maybe it’s just time to listen. I learned this from my daughter this week. She was on the phone, yes phone, not texting or messaging, and just being a friend. One of her friends had a difficult day and she was laying on her bed with ear buds (headphones) and simply just listening. Not really talking but listening. Not giving advice but just being present for her friend.

This was a great reminder for me to set aside time to just be present for those closest to me. So I will ask you, how often do you truly listen to those around you?

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

You’ve got a friend.

It’s Friendship Friday!  This is the day to focus on giving back or paying it forward.  I’ve talked about going to get lunch, volunteering, sharing a smile, and much, much more.  I want to remind you that sometimes being a friend is as simple as taking a minute and lending an ear.

I have had a trying week (it’s better now) and needed a few friends to lean on.  I am not saying this for pity, but simply to remind myself (and anyone else that needs to hear this) that sometimes a simple phone call can make all the difference in the world.  Make some effort to be a friend.  If someone is on your mind text them, call, or even mail a card.  There is a reason they are on your mind.  Listen to that small voice and reach out.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂