Friends, How Many of Us Have Them?


The amazing thing about relationships is they can change and develop as you go through different situations and seasons in your life. I think about my friendships and how we started off giving each other advice about situations, enjoying life and living carefree.

As friendships blossom, we learn that sometimes others desire a listening ear more than an advisor or they may need a joke after a long day or someone to grab a drink with after a stressful day at work. Whatever the situation was, we took the time to cultivate that friendship; we can be more sensitive to certain issues and or topics.

I can’t say I get it right with my friendships all the time because I don’t. However, I continue to show up and keep trying. My friends lift me higher and challenge me to continue pushing forward in this journey called life. I’ve learned how to forgive, apologize, laugh, have empathy, be non-judgmental, support them, love them and most importantly be a better listener. – Or at least this is what I try to do because I enjoy talking. ??

I’ve learned that all friendships don’t last a lifetime and that’s okay. To my friends past, present and future, I can truly say I love you. I know some often say, no new friends, but I say hey new friend(s). It is a blessing if you have one true friend in a lifetime because no one is meant to live in a community of one. I’m grateful to have several.

A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.

Proverbs 18:24 KJV