Just like my stacks of books that I love so much I tend to compartmentalize my friends.
And just like my stacks of books there are usually friends that get neglected. Never being fully recognized. Just being enjoyed from afar and simply being called "friend"...book. They're often asked to stay in their stack so I can get to them later. A name, "friend", doesn't mean much if you never call it out.
Take today for instance, first I made plans to go for a walk with Mimi and go have coffee with a very patient friend and I made a commitment to start a new Bible group with a new friend. All of this on the same day Husband is leaving to back to San Antonio.
So, I stayed home and waited for Husband to get home from work so I could say good-bye when he left. I was equally excited about all of my plans and equally sad to cancel them all. I stacked them up and wasn't able to get to any of them. Stay in your stack....please.
.there are plenty more of you. i haven't forgotten you.
Consider this.. I think my friends are for me. Because, I need friends. I need encouragement. I need friends to help me get through the hard times and to celebrate with me during the great times; To tell me if I look cute or not so cute; To tell me if I'm being rational or crazy; If I'm being a push over or need to relax; to listen to me cry or make me laugh.
(You know who you are friends!)
But, what if someone needs me? What if someone else needs a friend? Show me a little grace here but I forget that...a lot. I forget that I have friends that need me to be their friend. And not just their friend but a good one.
Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.
It's important to be a good friend to someone else.
It's important to trust people to be your friend.
It's OK if they break your trust.
It's important not to start friendships in vein.
It's important to give your all.
It's important to let people know they can trust you to be their friend.
It's OK if they have personality flaws.
It's OK if they don't fit in with your other friends.
It's important to remember that Facebook friendship is not friendship. Make a phone call.
To Crissy: It's OK if they're not funny.
Point: Nurture friendships, not for yourself but because someone may need a good friend.
To my neglected friends: If I don't call you, will you call me?