The Blessings of Friendship

I can be a terrible friend.

Being rather introverted I can go days without talking to my friends and be pretty happy.  No, not happy about not talking to my friends, but contented because I am having time to myself. I can get so caught up in what is happening in my own life that when I see my friends there are times when I have trouble listening to what is going on in their lives because I want to talk about my life. Or I will get so caught up in my own thoughts that I have trouble following their thoughts as they are talking.

I know that at times it must seem to them that I don’t care, but even if they don’t realize it and even if I don’t show it, I care deeply for my friends. I am just really bad as showing it.

But my friends have blessed my life in many different ways throughout my life.

I have friends who I know I can turn to and depend on when things get rough. They are the ones who believe in me and accept me. They encourage me.

I have friends who are just fun to be around and hang out with. They make me laugh when I want to cry and sometimes laugh until I cry (or have an asthma attack). They include me, sometimes when I don’t even want to be included.

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I have friends that I have never met face-to-face and yet I know that they are praying for me even as I write this.

I have friends who mentor me and teach me about the Lord and His grace, about what it means to be a godly woman.

I have friends who will fight for me and have fought for me. They are the people who have stood up for me when other people were spreading lies about me.

I have friends who do all of these things and I have friends who only do a few of these things.

But to all of my friends I want to say…I love you and thank you for blessing my life.

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4 Comment

  1. I found you through the Rich Faith Rising blog hop. Love, love, love this post. Friends are such a wonderful blessing – thank you for the reminder! Have a great rest of your week. 🙂

    1. Thank you, Penny!

  2. Great post, Misty! I’m also very introverted and in my own head so much, that I can give the appearance of not caring to my friends. I’ve lost friendships over it. The few dear friends who’ve stuck with me are as precious as gold. I love that you wrote this post to express how important those friendships are in your life!

    1. Thank you, Tarissa! It is so hard for me to put into words what I am thinking and feeling when I am with them. I’m glad to know that other people understand.

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