Rounds of friendship, ever spinning and always there…..

They have a tradition in Poland where the workers from the glass factories use the pieces left at the end of a shift to make ‘Friendship Balls’. They hang these balls in their front room windows at home to welcome friends.

A lovely friend gave me one and it hangs in my bedroom window.

News of distressing events from the homes of two friends reached me yesterday and the friendship links hummed with immediate love and support.

We are all busy and dealing with our own platefuls but when it matters we know how to reach out to each other. The love constantly spins strands for when they are needed.


22 Responses to “Rounds of friendship, ever spinning and always there…..”

  1. 1 Deb Raymond April 10, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    Even though we don’t see each other that often, the meaning of the friendship ball is ever true xx


  2. 3 mj monaghan April 10, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    What an interesting tradition. I really like that it was a factory idea, being a manufacturing manager myself. Cool.


  3. 7 Maxi April 10, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    Stunning, like sun catchers. The glass glows with the light of freindship. Blessings – Maxi


  4. 9 1smiles April 10, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    What a lovely gift. I hope your friends are alright..
    Love and hugs to you!
    Jeannie xxxxxx


  5. 11 elenacaravela April 10, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    What a lovely post. The good stuff continues to go/come ’round:)


  6. 13 Jeannie April 10, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    I have a friendship ball hanging in our bedroom too! Aren’t they beautiful, the way the reflect light and bring back lovely memories of the giver. I don’t have a lot of friends, but the ones I do have are especially important to my life and well-being and I am the same for them. Friends are such blessings–what a wonderful, uplifting post Jane. xoxo


  7. 15 triciabertram April 10, 2012 at 12:11 pm

    Jane this is beautiful, as is the story behind it.
    Take care


  8. 17 grandfathersky April 10, 2012 at 11:10 am

    Why does the sun always break over the rooftops outside my window when I reach your post?


  9. 21 Eric Alagan April 10, 2012 at 9:21 am

    We need friends – even the strong need friends, I reckon.


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