Our recent moved unearthed a book I've had since I was a little, little girl: A Friend Is Someone Who Likes You, by Joan Walsh Anglund. It was one - and still is - of my favorites.

In just 25 little pages, it warms the heart as it describes the meaning of friendship. And as the STRUCTUREbags family once again begins fresh in a new city, I thought it would be nice to share some of the sage advice this book gives.


Excerpts from, A Friend Is Someone Who Likes You:

"A friend is someone who likes you."

"It can be a boy..."

"It can be a girl..."

"or a cat... or a dog..."

"...A brook can be a friend in a special way. It talks to you with splashy gurgles. It cools your toes and lets you sit quietly beside it when you don't feel like speaking."

"...Sometimes you don't know who are your friends. Sometimes they are there all the time, but you walk right past them and don't notice that they like you in a special way."

"And then you think you don't have any friends. Then you must stop hurrying and rushing so fast..."

"Some people have lots and lots of friends..."

"And some people have quite a few friends..."

"But everyone... everyone in the whole world has at least one friend."

"Where did you find yours?"


If we ever get the chance to meet, you will know in short-order which lines resonate with me. (okay, so I gave away at least one line...) Which lines resonate with you? I hope you share by leaving a comment and letting me know.

Until we do meet face-to-face for the first time or once again, thank you for letting me find you.