No matter who you are or what stage of life you are in, friends make a difference.
Ever since I was a young girl, I have had a few good friends. You know, the kind you can tell your secrets to and share your tears with, as well as your joys.
Friends are great stress relief. They can make you laugh until tears roll down your face and your sides ache. You can tell them anything, and they listen without judgement, offering advice only when needed.
I see some surround themselves with many people, and I’ve always wondered if they have a few good friends. I don’t need a ton of people, just a few who mean the most.
Friends are like my spiritual siblings. There is a connection that cannot be explained except to say we are compatible. I have had many over my lifetime, and the ones who matter most are still there and present.
It doesn’t matter how long you’ve been apart. You can sit down with a good friend and pick up where you left off as if a day didn’t go by. Even after a few years and distance where emails, texts and phone calls are your only means of communication, you pick up like it was yesterday when you finally get together.
Hugs are more special and hold more meaning when they come from a friend. They tell you that you are loved, and someone has your back.
Some have lost their friends early and have had to bear that pain. I believe they will be waiting for us when we return home, waiting to give us a long-overdue hug.
As we age, the families of our friends become our extended family. A place to go and gather, celebrate, plan, play or just hang out. We watch as their children grow and blossom and take joy in their successes as if they were our own.
You can make friends at any time in your life. Every time I move, I make new significant friends who mean more to me than even they may know. They become my soul sisters and brothers. They are good people with huge hearts, and I would do anything for them as they would for me.
Nobody has to be alone in this life. There is always an opportunity to make a good friend. To have a friend, though, you must be a friend. You must be willing to give as much, if not more, than you get. This is easy to do for people you love.
Please don’t ever close yourself off from the gift of friendship. Let your friends know how much they mean to you, especially if you haven’t spoken in a while.
Life can be lonely at times, especially if you live by yourself. The thing to remember is that you don’t have to be lonely. Friends can be found everywhere, and good friends make a difference.
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