“Friends” who needs them?
I think we all do; and not just ‘fair weather’ friends; you know the kind that will stick around even when the storms come. Most of us can make it when things are going well. It’s when the chips are down that we need a shoulder to lean on.
So what if you don’t have any real friends… have you ever read the quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson “The only way to have a friend is to be one ”
My daughter sent me an email the other day, I don’t know it’s origin but I wanted to share it here, it’s called:
GIRLS IN MY CIRCLE
When I was little, I used to believe in the concept of one best friend. Then as I stared to become a woman, I found out that if you allow your heart to open up, God would show you the best in many friends.
One friend is needed when you’re going through things with your man. Another friend is needed when you’re going through things at work. Another when you want to shop, share, heal, hurt, joke, or just be.
One friend will say, ‘Let’s cry together,’ another, ‘Let’s fight together,’ another, ‘Let’s walk away together.’
One friend will meet your spiritual needs, another your shoe fetish, another your love for movies another will be with you in your season of confusion, another will be your clarifier, another the wind beneath your wings.
But whatever their assignment in your life, on whatever the occasion, on whatever the day, or wherever you need them to meet you with their gym shoes and hair pulled back, or to hold you back from making a complete fool of yourself.
Those are your best friends.
It may all be wrapped up in one woman, but for many, it’s wrapped up in several…
One from school, one from high school, several from the college years, a couple from old jobs.
On some days your mother, on some days your neighbor, on others, your sisters, and on some days, your daughters.
So whether they’ve been a friend for 20 minutes or 20+ years,
AND ONLY IF YOU’D LIKE TO,
Pass this on to the women that God has placed in your life to make a difference.