The Heart of Friendship

Hello, Welcome to Marcia’s Cottage by the Sea. I’m so happy to see you today my friend. Shall we have a little tea.


“Friendship is one of the sweetest joys of life.” ~ Charles Spurgeon

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Well, I have to say if I have a weakness when it comes to food, without a doubt , the answer is bread.


I love the aroma of fresh-baked bread.


There’s a wonderful bakery here where I live.



I often stop by and purchase some sort of bread treat.


It’s not uncommon for me to eat bread everyday.


It may be a small amount, or sometimes I have several slices.


It doesn’t matter what kind.


I enjoy all shapes, sizes, and colors.


Just recently when I was in the bakery, I noticed a loaf of bread that looked like it was woven.


It reminded me of a friendship bread I once received.


It’s a yeast bread that takes a starter (usually given to you by a friend).


You feed it on a regular basis and it grows and grows.


It’s baked several times a week and since you couldn’t possibly devour that much, you give it away to friends.


It becomes a friend gift. Anyway with Valentines Day just around the corner I’m thinking about my friends. (you of course are one) Our friendships are much like Friendship Bread.


Friendships are formed by a starter. It may be a brief introduction with a smiling face, or a common ground or interest group like a small group study, neighbors, school, work, car pool… the list goes on and on.


The starter is there. Someone takes the initiative to develop friendship.


You never know how your path might cross with a new friend for a special reason.


Well, anyway I love my friends, and all the different friendships.  Life is fuller, richer,  and more satisfying because of them.

Happy Valentines!

Here’s a peek of what I’ve sort of been up to this week in our cottage.



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4 Responses to The Heart of Friendship

  1. Joe Kuehner says:

    Thank you for your wonderful post!
    I hope you have a lovely Valentine’s weekend!

  2. Laume says:

    We have a wonderful small bakery just a few blocks from our house as well. It’s nice to make a pot of soup or stew and then walk on down and get some fancy bread to make a simple meal special on a cold winter’s night.

    • Marcia ren says:

      Hi Laume! So happy to see you here. It was so much fun meeting while you were visiting. Thank you for liking my page too. I love having a bakery right around the corner. It is definetly a yummy habit of mine. Perhaps, you can send me more info about your teas. Hope to see you again.♡

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