Friendship Balloons

Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born. — Anais Nin

Good News of the Day:
When 9 year old Sara-Beth Martin let out red balloons in her send-off party a week before her second heart surgery, little did she know that one of them will travel 180 miles to reach 8 year old Reanna — struggling with troubles of her own. The balloons carried a simple request of praying for Sara for her successful surgery. Reanna knew adversity and pain herself — she lost her mother to cervical cancer when she was just 4 years old. Reanna wrote a heart warming note to Sara and this marked the beginning of a friendship based on trust, hope and optimism. The friendship had a remarkable effect on Sara: not only was her surgery successful, her appetite returned and she went from frail to energetic in just a couple of months.

Be The Change:
Anne Morrow Lindbergh shares a beautiful reflection on “the mutuality of first sympathy, [which] seems, at its initial appearance — even if merely in exciting conversation across a dinner table — to be a self enclosed world. Two people listening to each other, two shells meeting each other, making one world between them.”

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