Have you ever had a headache (or an ache of any kind) so bad that you just wanted to crawl into a cool cave and lose yourself? Hurt so bad that no matter how much medication you take, it just didn’t do the trick? You feel bad and look worse.
Then a friend calls. You don’t want to talk, but it’s been a while so to keep from being rude, you chat. And chat, and chat. The next thing you know you’ve talked for an hour and, guess what, you no longer hurt. YAH! They’ve relaxed you to the point that your pain is gone. You can smile and function again.
This is the Power of Friendship.
When you have a true friend they can take your mind off your troubles. You laugh. Sometimes you cry. You share in each other’s joys and sorrows. It doesn’t matter if they live close by, whether you just saw them last week or last year. The connection is still there. And it’s worth its weight in gold.
I sincerely hope you have at least one really good friend in your life that you can lean on. Someone who leans on you. Someone who, if they were gone, would leave a hole in your life . . . in your heart.
Here’s to Friendship.