Tuesday, January 6, 2009

January's Thought - Friends

Friends are our Angels in Life
They help us through anything
---Nanci Johnson

When I read this, I smiled because she is so right. Good friends are angels to stand by us no matter what. They support us when we feel inadequate. They listen when we need to talk. They offer love when we feel that we are unloved. I have a couple of good friends who have been by my side through thick and thin. One of them is also my sister and I feel so blessed to have had her in my life. She is always so supportive of everything I want to do and doesn’t hesitate to encourage me or even discourage me if she feels I need to be sure I know what I’m getting myself into. The other couple of friends are not related, but to me they are as part of my life as I could ever hope. They have listened and understood me, stood by me, and given of their time and energy to make sure I had what I needed to go on every day even when I’ve been blue. We’ve shared so much over the past years and every day I thank my Lord for them. I try to include good friends in each of my stories. My life wouldn’t have been so full and rich without good friends and I think friends add to the depth of the characters in my stories. I urge you to remember to make a friend every day and remember that making friends is also being a friend too.