"C'est le temps que tu a perdu pour ta rose qui fait ta rose si importance."
This is a really beautiful quote from a beautiful little story, Le Petit Prince. Basically, what it means to me is that the time that you lose on your rose is what makes the rose important. I think this is the same for friends. The time you spend with your friends, and the hours you lose in their service and their company is what makes them important to you. I think this is really beautiful statement, and it makes me look at friendship a little differently. The Little Prince works and cares for his rose, it becomes the center of his life and his reason for living. He protects the rose and makes sure it grows to be something beautiful. The same can and should be said about friendship. Before I came to BYU I had had best friends, but they always had other best friends. I didn't think that I could have said consistently that I was thought of as a best friend by those I considered to me mine. I can't say that the would think of me first when they wanted to do something, or get together. This led to a lot of self-pity and insecurity, which I think I am starting to grow out of, having found some of the best friends I could ever wish for, in the past few months. I am so grateful for these friends, and I hope that I can continue to care for and cultivate the relationships in my life and make them into beautiful things.
"The essential is invisible for the eyes"
I just really love this story, there are so many beautiful messages to be found in it.