The Value of Friendship Celebrated by Affirmation Venezuela for Valentine’s Day
Members of Affirmation Venezuela participated in a beautiful activity full of joy, creativity, color, and fun. The workshop, titled “The Value of Friendship,” was conducted by a family therapist and friend to Affirmation, Yris Ruiz Piñeiro, and focused on reinforcing the value and importance of lasting friendships.
Many participating reflected on the value of our so-called “chosen family,” which often are our friends within the LGBTQIA+ community. Often, those from our chosen family are with us in our most challenging moments. As part of the workshop, members expressed themselves via the colorful dynamic of art therapy in an activity called “Painting My Heart.”
This creative experience allowed all to express their experiences and beliefs about the value and impact of true friendship in their lives. The beautiful art created was exchanged among friends. While those within Affirmation Venezuela celebrate friendship every day as an invaluable gift from our Heavenly Father, we recognize that this was a unique opportunity to celebrate this transcendent gift, as friendship is the salt of life.
If you are interested in joining Affirmation Venezuela for future activities, please contact us via our official networks.
This article was submitted by an Affirmation community member. The opinions expressed are wholly those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Affirmation, our leadership, or our staff. Affirmation welcomes the submission of articles by community members in accordance with our mission, which includes promoting the understanding, acceptance, and self-determination of individuals of diverse sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions, and our vision for Affirmation to be a refuge to land, heal, share, and be authentic.
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