We come from all walks of life, we are different ages, we are at different stages in life, we come from different financial situations, different backgrounds, and we are spread all over the country, it certainly seems like we don’t have all that much in common, and yet we are drawn together, an unseen connection that bonds us one to the other. We share our deepest most feelings, we read each other’s hearts, we support, we cajole, we entertain, we amuse, we commiserate, we console, we suggest, we advise, we seek opinions, we share our beliefs, and we hold each other up in prayer.
There are cynics who feel that those of us who blog cannot really ever be true friends. The skeptics say that there is too much potential for bloggers to portray themselves falsely, and while I’m sure there is a potential for misleading, I don’t think I’ve come across it yet. I haven’t seen anyone ‘put on airs’, I haven’t met anyone boastful, in fact, I’ve only seen people with a true concern and respect for others. I haven’t come across one person who ‘toots their own horn’ so to speak.
If you look at the definition of a friend and friendship you will find the following words:
Attachment, Relationship, Bond, Alliance, Link, Association, Tie, Affection, Harmony, Goodwill, Closeness, Rapport, Fondness, Companionship, Comradeship, Love, Regard
And Webster defines friendship as:
One attached to another by affection or esteem
It seems to me based on those definitions that we are friends indeed.
And I feel that we may even have an added advantage in that we don’t have all the trappings of material things to bind us nor to separate us. There was absolutely nothing physical that drew us one to the other, it was more spiritual, it was more heart and mind that brought us together. Do you believe in Divine Providence? I do. Do you think God has a Hand in collecting this group together? I do.
Now we may or may not be lifelong friends, but I don’t think that really matters all that much. We are here for each other now. And now is really all that counts.
I recall reading a concept about friends being drawn together sometimes for a reason, sometimes for a season, and sometimes for a lifetime.
I tried looking it up to give credit to the creator of this inspired idea but I came across quite a few names, so I’m posting the three names that came up most often so as to try to give credit where credit is due:
Alvin C. Romer
Jean Dominque Martin
Valerie Reiss (Holistic Living)
Well, my friends, for however long or short the span may be that you have entered my life and remain here, I am grateful for the reason, I am grateful for the season, and in my heart this friendship will be carried for a lifetime.
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