My Most Wonderful Friends

Blessed Fulton J. Sheen wrote, “Books are the most wonderful friends in the world. When you meet them and pick them up, they are always ready to give you a few ideas. When you put them down, they never get mad; when you take them up again, they seem to enrich you all the more.” I thoroughly enjoy historical fiction—authors like Ronald Balson, Kristen Hannah, Pam Jenhoff, to name a few. More than the plot and the historical facts, I appreciate the authors’ skill in relating the thoughts and emotions, the drama and trauma people of that era experienced. The characters’ lives help me understand those I work with and live with day to day. When time does not allow the reading of fiction, I feel a little out of sorts, not my best self, certainly missing my “most wonderful friends.” I give small amounts of cash to good causes. When I send a few dollars to Braille Books for Blind Children,” I wipe a tear from the corner of my eyes. How sad not to be able to read! How sad that the majority of blind people do not know braille. How sad to have a life without “the most wonderful friends in the world”!

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  1. Catherine Schneider on January 19, 2023 at 8:29 am

    Beautiful and touching!