Friendship must be nurtured
What ingredients go into a friendship? Is it three tablespoons of this and some of that? A warm smile, an outstretched hand, yes, those meet mutual interests.
A reaching out of one's heart to another, but like a garden, you must continue to replenish the soil, water it and see it gets the rays of the sun. Weed out anything that would stunt its growth.
Nurture friendship by keeping in touch, offer help when needed. Don't become too busy to be a friend or you will find yourself alone.
Friendship is like a flower neglected: it will wither, droop and be gone.
Betty Carson lives in Bay Village.