Wednesday, November 16, 2011
The Blessing Of Having Good Friends
Life will throw many curve-balls at you, many times you'll find yourself in the corner surrounded by challenges and not knowing what to do, but then out of nowhere those that love and care for you will show up and help you through all of it, not only giving you hope but aiding you in this conquest called life. There is a huge importance in finding good reliable friends, people that will stay by your side through thick and thin, always aiding, and sometimes even self-sacrificing, which is the ultimate form of true love and friendship.
For some reason when we face problems individually many a times we cannot see a solution alone, it is as if there is something covering our eyes not allowing us to find the right path that will lead us away from the problem and towards the solution. Friends are the blessing that come and help us take off what is blinding us and see the light, see what we could not see before and understand that which was right in front of us but was being ignored due to our own self-blinding.
After you're no longer blinded by a situation the reality of the whole dilemma might overwhelm you, it might cause you to stumble and feel like you have no way out, as if you were alone all along, and again a friend comes to the rescue and aids you through it all, helping you with advice, filling your head with alternatives and possibilities, that aid you to think outside of your own box and find the solution you've been looking for.
One of the most important things to remember is that friends help each other grow, as the old saying goes "just as iron sharpens iron, so does a friend sharpen another friend". Meaning, yeah you can mature face situations alone and grow by yourself, but only so much, there is only so much that one can do alone, we need good friends, people that will tell us when we are wrong, encourage us when we are right, fight along side us when we need help, and love us when we feel like no one else does, this is what a true friend is, someone who is always there for you no matter what, telling you the matter of fact, even if you don't want to hear it, when the occasion calls for it.
All these things are a blessing in life, and all are gifts that should not be overlooked, but there is another element to friendships, a huge blessing, the blessing of good times and laughter. There is something to be said about the freedom the occurs when you find a group of friends that you can be completely honest with and still be loved. One should never overlook those friends, they are few and far between, a good friend is worth more than gold, remember that, keep them close, always by your side, acknowledge them and love them, seek to be the best friend you can be, for good friends are hard to come by and truly, as the Beatles song goes, "I get by with a little help from my friends", taken from the movie "Across The Universe"
Take the time today to call a friend and thank him/her for being there for you, there is nothing wrong with telling a friend you are thankful for them, and hey, it's a great thing to hear, so make a friend's day by letting them know that you care.
Love from your humble blogger,