A little help from a friend….

ECC 4 9-10

I am one of the most fortunate people I know.  I have all the ‘needs’ and more of the ‘wants’ than I should have.  I can safely say this is because I have some of the best friends in the world.

What makes a best friend?  Is is someone you met as a child and are still friends with today?  Is it the person that you FB/Tweet/Pin the most?  In my opinion, it is much more than that.  My two best (but I have MANY) friends have been there…just been there, through thick and thin.  Best Friends don’t necessarily tell you things like ‘you are pretty’ or ‘you are so smart’ but what they do is tell you the truth.  My friends almost NEVER tell me I am right, they know what floodgates that could open.  Instead, they argue with me, they cajole, they constantly tell me what to do / not do.  Friends are true…they are your North compass point and best friends sometimes tell you what you don’t want to hear…because you need to hear it.  During difficult times, those same friends will be there to pick you up.  There have been many times I needed to be picked up and many times I needed to pick someone else up…that’s what make a best friend.  This week I just want to say THANK YOU! to all of my best friends…whatever you have done with me or for me when you knew I needed it I appreciate it more than you know.  In the same respect, I am hopeful that my friends see me as their best friend and I strive to be that for as many people as I can.

The verse above has stayed with my since 8th grade Confirmation.  When I am down or feel even the slightest bit alone I think about it.  And I think of the number of times I have picked up one of my friends.  I lost count a long time ago…

Be kind to one another…help each other up…Nancy Ann

PS – If your best friend (DS) falls down over an imaginary or ‘extra’ step in high heels it is perfectly acceptable to help her up while laughing…that’s what friends are for!

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