It's truly amazing how your friends take care of you when you aren't feeling well. The overwhelming outpouring of love that they lavish upon you. How they step up and do whatever they can for you. I am so blessed! Today was not a great day for me, I was exhausted, I was in a ton of pain and I was just a grump. But the great love and care of all my darling friends brightened my day and brought a little light and joy to my life. I'm so glad God gave me all these wonderful people to look after me and care for me and tell me they love me. I hope everyone in the world has such people in their own lives.
I love watching friendship and love become so evident in people. Not just toward me, but for anyone. I love watching people take care of one another and look out for each other and share special moments together. It makes my heart warm just to think about it. Friendship is such a special thing. There will always be those people you can forever count on. The ones who will cry with you and laugh with you and love you when you're an idiot.
This reminds me of several poems I've been given written by friends of mine about friendship, and I thought I would share parts of them.
Here are a few lines from a poem entitled Friends:
"A friend is a blessing, a friend is a keeper...He gave us a gift, His gift is our friends...they make the world the very best place to be...and when we are tired, hurt or sad they are there for us...that is why God gave us friends..."
And a few lines from a poem entitled Friendship!! (That is truly what the paper says, including both of those exclamation marks!):
"Friendship is what counts...a true friends is...someone who cares, shows kindness, loves you for who you are. They listen, trust, don't judge...forgive...encourage, build up..."
I love both of those poems and they hang on my wall where I can see them everyday. They remind me of how blessed I am in my own friends and encourage me to be that kind of friend to others.
True friendship is such a pure and beautiful thing.