the treasure of friendship

friend·ship - the emotions or conduct of friends; the state of being friends.  

relationship between friends

friends…they come in all shapes and sizes.  some offer a shoulder to cry on.  some offer the laughter you need on a dark day.  some have huge hearts.  some give you the honest truth, whether you want to hear it or not.  one friend may bring you dinner while you are sick while another prays for you to heal.  our girls hug us, compliment us, watch our kids, send us birthday cards and call us to catch up on life.  true friendships are a gift from God.  they are the cherry on top of the ice cream sundae of life.  friends inspire us and enrich our lives.  they simply do life alongside us.

to have good friends you must be a good friend to others.  i’ve always tried my hardest to be the best, most loyal friend someone could have.  i want to show my friends just how very much i value them.  there are certain qualities that promote deep and lasting friendships.  honesty and loyalty set the foundation for friendship that can last a lifetime.  my best friends are people I can trust and I want them to know they can trust me too.  you also need patience, kindness and a sense of humor to develop a lasting friendship. 

praise God for friendship!  it’s one of the true riches we can have in this life.  and boy, am I a millionaire in this department.  i’m so very thankful for friendships.  and when God is in control of our friendships and we trust them to Him, we will be a better friend and we will have more true friends.

out for now