Word Of the Week #56: Treasure

April 22, 2009 by  

Treasure: something of great worth or value.

What is the first thought that came to your mind when you read this word? Did your mind immediately go to a big wooden box spilling over with gold coins, sitting on the bottom of the ocean floor, next to a sunken pirate ship?

Terrible Ted from Tucson

Terrible Ted from Tucson

My good friend and sailing buddy Ted, said, “Treasure is a good word for one of your WOW’s…. as it doesn’t have to be gold, good friendship fills the bill.”

How many genuine good friends do you have? Do you treasure your friendship and relationship with them? Have you ever told them that you treasure them? If you want to put a big smile on someone’s face, just tell them how much you appreciate them and that you are glad they are in your life.

Friends come and go for a variety of reasons. I have a friend from second grade that I stay in contact with. I have friends from opening restaurants in the ’70’s that I go on vacation with every year. We share lots of old memories and stories.

I have found that when I am open to experiencing new things I meet new people. Had I not taken sailing lessons I would have never met Ted! We now have a core group of sailing buddies, half of which I didn’t know more than two years ago! And my new friends are treasures too!

How willing are you to accept new friends into your life? How willing are you to tell the special people in your life that you treasure their friendship?

Reader Responses

“I especially liked this one, I too learned how to sail about a year ago this time and met some great new friends. One in particular that we get together for lunch when we can and planning some joint vacations with our significant others. Sailing is great stuff!” –Debra K Anderson