The wounds of a friend are trustworthy, but the kisses of an enemy are excessive.
Proverbs 27:6 CSB
I’ve been quiet this week with some people. Not so much with others. I’m aware. I’m processing something.
What I’ve noticed all week long is how many friends I have and how much value they add to my life.
Like my “bestie tribe.” 3 amazing ladies who I can tell my heart to. Tell my “stuff” to and they don’t flinch. And when I need a “seriously, girl?!” insert-eyeroll-emoji moment – they deal it out. When one of us is at the hospital, we’re all at the hospital. When one of us is in crisis, we’re just there. I love them so much.
Then there’s my friend I get to sit next to at work. She’s this amazing lady who tells it like it is, takes charge, and is just sweet & sassy. The great thing about her is – we just know how to read each other. We observe and adjust our attitude accordingly. We either cry on and off all day or look at each other and burst out laughing for no reason.
And I have a dear friend from high school who I don’t see as often as I’d like, but when we get together It’s like we were never apart.
This week I talked to a friend of 13 years whom I’ve never met in person, but he has encouraged me more over the years than anyone will ever know. He always asks me 1. What are you writing creatively? and 2. Who is the man who is loving you as well as you deserve? My answers this week were 1. I blog, but need to get back to poetry. and 2. Uhm… You see, what had happened was…
I had a long text conversation with another friend (from high school) this week. Turns out we had gone through the same set of events together back then, yet experienced them in vastly different ways. When we finally had the ah! ha! moment, it helped us both heal.
And last but not least, I have a great friend whom I’ve only known for a year, but it feels like we’ve known each other forever. Whether I need advice or a wake up call, I can count on this person to be just what I need. This is the kind of friend you hold on to. The one who you know will be there in all seasons. A forever kind of friend.
I’ve been noticing who my friends are this week. Appreciating. Loving. Admiring. Being grateful.
You should try it.