Friends. What does that word mean to you?? How have friends influenced your life?? There seems to be different types of friendships. Fair weather friends, passing friendships, heart friends, lifelong friends.
When I was a little girl, I had a good friend. We did a lot of things together. But as would happen, we moved away and I lost contact with that friend.
After we moved to another state it was hard to make new friends. But there was a girl in school that befriended me. Her name was Dorothy. She was so sweet to me and I felt loved and liked. We stayed friends all through high school. But then she got married, had a baby, and our friendship waned.
As we forge into the next step of life, I've met other gals whom I've befriended. Yet there had never really been that "heart" friend. You know the one that you can share your deepest thoughts with, and know that they will go no farther then her ear.
One day I met Diana. She was such a warm and likable person. And she was everybody's friend. Through the years she became my BFF. We would talk together almost every day. She was giving and hospitable. She loved life and laughed a lot. But the one thing about Diana that made her special, was her unselfish love. She loved unconditionally. Now that's the kind of friend a body needs. Six years ago she lost her battle with cancer. And I have missed her so much.
God in His kindness brought another lovely lady into my life. We met 12 years ago at a conference. She lives over 1000 miles away. But we clicked. We had so much in common. And communication started to flow between us. We would see each other about once a year, either at a conference or some kind of meetings. But our friendship started sticking like glue.
Through the years our friendship has grown. I value her thoughts and prayers. She visits me a couple of times a year, and I try to visit with her yearly as well.
What does it mean to have such a special friend??
"Oh the comfort, the inexpressible comfort, of feeling safe with a person. Having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words. But to pour them all out just as they are, chaff and grain together, knowing that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and then, with the breath of kindness, blow the rest away." (George Eliot)
Take a moment and write a note to your special friend. Let them know how much they have invested in your life. It will only take a few minutes, but the rewards will last a life time.
The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of His hands ~ Psalm 19:1
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