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The gift of friendship

Relationships are so important in this life.   They help us realize the things that are important, they support us when we need it, and they can lift us up when we are falling.   There are also the kind of relationships that can deplete our resources, where we may need a boundary to avoid this trap.   

Over the years, I have come to realize that the gems in my life (my friendships) really help me navigate through life’s hills and valleys.    As a young girl, I wanted so bad to be accepted.    I wanted that special friendship that many girls had, and many times I was envious.     We moved around a lot and it sometimes was hard to make lasting relationships.      But life has come full circle for me, and I am so fortunate to have a few friends that make me laugh until my stomach hurts, and help me navigate through the ups and downs in this life.       God has been so good to me; He gave me what I needed in His perfect time.  

I have sorted through what makes a good friend many times, and there has been times in my life where I thought the relationship was something it wasn’t.     There are seasons in friendships too, people change, we evolve, we shift, and our focus changes.  Sometimes we have to let go, and see where the relationship goes.   Sometimes it will leave and come back.     Flexibility with the changes is key – if the relationship can be flexible, it likely will last.  

Some of the elements that I believe are essential in a great friendship are:

I am so very fortunate to have a few relationships like this.   I am thankful for my girls that keep me strong and give me a strong cup of coffee when I need it.   I am also thankful for the times where we laugh so hard that our stomachs hurt.  

Do you have a friend today that you want to thank for being there and supporting you through thick and thin?     Send a note or spread the love.

Dear Lord God,

I thank-you for the relationships in this life.  Bring people into our lives to support us.  We value the love that we share with one another.   You say love your neighbour as yourself.  Thank-you Lord, for loving us the way you do.

In Jesus Name Amen


May you be blessed my friend!