Do you need new friends? Do you have enough friends? Are you a friend? Hmm, I find myself thinking more and more about the friendships I have. I have many friends. Well, some would say I don't have any friends. I think three very good friends are enough. Think about it, if you are in your mid twenties, and you are married, have a child, or you are very career focused, you will not have time to entertain or communicate with your friends on a regular basis. If you have very good friends, they will understand this. I am sure they have pretty busy lives as well.
I hear too often, "I just don't have any friends." I am guilty of this too. This phrase usually comes from very busy people, or people that 'should' be very busy. Do we even have time for the friends we have now? I think it is important how we view our friends. Many times we have wonderful people right in front of us. We have known these wonderful people for a while. We consider these people our friends, but we simply do not appreciate their presence. I believe, it is human nature to crave the feeling of having something new. We all naturally want new things; new car, new clothes, new house. However, treating people in this manner does not work. Getting rid of old friends and constantly getting new ones will only leave you to find yourself in your mid 40s with no true friend to call on.
Getting new friends is absolutely fine, but remember a true friendship must be built on a solid foundation. Investments must be made, and time is definitely required. Changing them often is definitely wasting time, just like with men. Yes, I went there. Instead of constantly looking for that new clubbing buddy, why not invest your time in a friend who might actually need someone to talk to. I guarantee you that you have an amazing friend out there who was once so good to you, and that amazing friend probably does not hear from you often.
Let's appreciate those people who have been there for us. Call one of your old friends up, check in on them, send them a quick message, do something to let them know that you are still there and that you still think of them. As much as we hate to admit it, we all need friends. Friends usually save us in our most troubled times. Friends are valuable and should be treated like special people. Let's not forget that.
1. Let's face the reality, friends should not come and go.
2. Do not get too comfortable. Appreciate your friends and show effort.
3. John 15:13 - Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.
It is okay to invest in those you love. Think about all those people who invested in you, pay it forward and do it for someone else.
Peace and blessings,
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