Finding Friends

Finding Friends

Friends come and friends go, but a true friend sticks by you like family. 

No truer words were ever written. I found this in the Bible, in Proverbs 18:24. Most of us have had friends come and go, but have you ever had friends that have been so much a part of your life that you don't remember life without them? I am blessed with a group of friends that have stuck by me like family. I no longer live close in proximity to any of my friends, but we are still close. There are times that it kills me that I can't just pick up the phone and say "I'll be there in 5 minutes...be ready!". There was a time early on in my married life, when I failed to realize that I needed friends. Somewhere the misconception was planted in my mind that once I married all I needed was my husband. That was one of the biggest lies ever told! And it was my husband that opened my eyes to the truth. He lovingly said, "you need to spend time with your girl-friends, I am not your only friend!" His statement shook me to the core...and was too late because I had alienated all of my friends and they went on with their lives without me being part of them. But God had a plan and I couldn't be happier with his plan. Oh yes, I still ache for the friendships that I lost...one in particular, and I search frequently online and through social media, in hopes that I will locate her. God's plan would bring some friends in my life that have been my 'life line'. I have to learn much about me to be a friend. I credit the years of leading the women's ministry at our California church, and the years of training to become a Life Purpose® Coach. If you find yourself without friends, ask yourself, what kind of friend am I or have I been? I haven't been the best at being a friend and I am working hard on being a better friend to my friends. What is one thing you can do to be a better friend, starting today? Remember...friends come and friends go, but a true friend sticks by you like family.  

Love,

Bette