Love and friendship are the underpinning of anyone’s journey in life. We all need friends, who are true and accept us for who we are—warts and all. We need and want love in life. Moreover, I believe each of us wants to be a good friend and to love others too. We are human and the “heart” has a huge influence on our life and how we get through it.
When we are lost, ill, hurting, or even afraid, the power of love and friendship gives us courage and strength. They are like a lighthouse shining brightly through the fog. We may not know where our path is headed or even if we can get through the journey. Love and friendship are often the only reason we can put one foot in front of the other.
Never under estimate the power of your love and friendship for another. You may be surprised to learn that taking a few minutes out of your day to sit over a cup of coffee so another can share their pain is all they needed to make the choice between living and dying. You may never know that the one thing you said to a child gave them the encouragement they needed to boost their self-esteem. They may choose to try a little harder because you gave them the courage simply by conveying they are important to you.
Life is a series of beginnings and endings. With these experiences our circle of friends can grow or diminish or be completely transformed. Take time today to reflect on your friends and those you love… ask yourself… “What can I do to show my love and friendship to this person today?” Trust me… your efforts will come back to you tenfold. You will feel so blessed.