“Make new friends, but keep the old. One is silver and the other gold. A circle’s round it has no end, that’s how long I want to be your friend.”
Life is not about the stuff you accumulate or how much money you make. It’s not about your achievements or the letters behind your name. It’s not about what you drive or your net worth.
Life is about Silver and Gold. It’s about friends, old and new. Those precious relationships mined out of life’s ins and outs. The people we meet that make our lives richer.
I’ve been keenly aware of the silver and gold in my own life this summer: A day at the pool, sending that selfie from a dressing room ‘does this dress work?’, catching up on the phone, stopping by the office for a quick hug, planning a meet-up on Facebook, attending a difficult life changing event, inviting some over for a party, staying over for dinner, sharing revelations, and studying Truth. All of it precious. All of them Silver and Gold.
We can’t make it without friends. We need that wide circle of friends to cheer for us and have fun. We need that tight circle of confidants to tell us, “Girl, you’d better put that down!” We need that one kindred spirit to whisper those secrets of the heart. We need to nourish these relationships because we draw so much nourishment from them.
As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend. Proverbs 27:17
I love it that I get sharpened by my Silver and Gold. Keeps me humble. Gets me loved. Lets me grow. Makes me More than I am.
Who are your Silver and Gold? Don’t let them tarnish. Polish them as often as possible. In turn, they will polish you, sharpen you. And, you will never be left empty.