You’ve got new ones, some cappuccino ones, and some older than dirt ones, but no matter what your definition, you’ve got some…friends that is…the most valuable asset to your life. It doesn’t matter how big your house is or how many toys you have, or how many places you’ve traveled. It doesn’t matter what your job title is, or how well you can bake a chocolate cake. None of those things matter if you don’t have people who care about you. Why? Because friends hold you up, hold you close, and keep you standing whenever things fall apart.
Imagine waking up to face a new day without any friends. The kids are off to school, you’ve reviewed your to-do list and you’ve made plans for dinner. You’re feeling pretty good about things, but now it’s time for a coffee chat, a little break, but there’s no one to call. You search your mind for a friend, certain you must have one, somebody somewhere who’s available for a chat. It’s so odd…you can’t think of a single soul.
Fortunately, you don’t live in that little dreamscape, you are blessed with friends and whether they are dear friends from childhood, or new friends from your workout class, they bring added joy to your life. These are the people who see you and love you just as you are. They value your smile, your kind heart, and your words of wisdom. You can talk to them about anything, knowing you’ll feel better once you’ve done so.
Friends come in and out of your life all the time, but each one adds something special and unique to the mosaic of your existence. Some come “just in time” in that they show up just when you need their particular background or sense of humor. Some were such instant friends you can hardly remember a time when you weren’t in each other’s lives. Some are just happy accidents of life and you’re thrilled to have bumped into them.
La Rochefoucauld wrote, “A true friend is the most precious of all possessions and the one we take the least thought about acquiring.” Give warmest thoughts to your precious friends today and think of them as your personal ambassadors of joy and good will.