Sunday, October 23, 2011

Which Words Will You Use?

One kind word can warm up three winter months. – Japanese proverb 

It is not yet winter, but I feel the descending darkness weighing heavy on my mind. Winters in the Northwest didn't used to be hard. I was too consumed by school work and part time jobs to even notice. But now I can freely admit that the weather affects me. 

I received a card the other day from a friend who moved away recently. He said, "Sometimes I wonder at what luck earned me your friendship. Whatever the source, I certainly cherish it." Those words struck me in a way I hadn't felt in a while, the way I can only describe as hot tea melting into my chest, filling me with warmth until my cheeks glow. He and I have shared countless cups of tea and coffee, and I am grateful for these words that will certainly help carry me through the winter months. 


  1. love it when words walk around with you like that, and that proverb is quite special too. x.

  2. hello there. i'm so glad i found your place here (via moon to moon), i find a connection.

    and what gorgeous words by your friend! totally understand the tea analogy too ;)

  3. Having moved to one of the coldest places in the U.S. Your blog warms my heart, a connection indeed!!!
    The pressure is on my friend, I will visit your words often to keep me warm. Sending some LOVE your way...xoxo

  4. beautiful words! we are feeling the darkness creeping in around here as well...a time to turn inwards and for reflection...I quite enjoy the darker colder months, but even more so because i know the light will return!

  5. Thank you for warming up my day with this post! You are right, it is friends who help us through the winter, or through any dark times actually.