I remember singing a song, a round as a matter of fact, when I was a young girl in scouts, entitled Silver and Gold.
Make new friends, but keep the old. One is silver, the other is gold.
Last night I worked at The Children’s Hospital in the PICU. My former full time job. Since I had two weeks off from school for Christmas break, I could easily fill in Christmas night.
A night off for Mike to spend the holiday with his son. A night of double time for me. Win, win. I was in! 🙂
It was good to be back. 🙂 To see many familiar faces. Janie and Mary Ellen and Ann and Linda and Merridith and Rachael and Elisabeth and Teela.
You see, I’ve worked at Saint Francis for well over a decade. They are my gold.
My newer Jenks West friends I’ve known less than a year. They are my silver. 🙂
Both are precious. Just like metals.
One just has a little more history. Has withstood the fire a little longer.
I encourage each of you as you carry on and face some of life’s unavoidable changes that may come your way to never forget your gold. Make new silver, but in this disposable society we live in, never throw away the gold.
Gold and silver are valuable investments. Invest likewise in your friends. Keep in contact with them. Engage with them. Nurture them. Love them. Speak kindly to them and about them.
We can’t take our riches with us. But we’ll have eternity together with our friends. Invest well.
a word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in settings of silver.”
Love and laughter,