When friends need us and we need them.
November 11, 2008 10:06pm CST
When we are going through bleak periods in our lives, we count on friends to support us in loss, illness and other setbacks when we need a helping hand or a sympathetic ear. We sometimes forget however, that it is just as important to be there to celebrate the happy occasions. After all who else would we want to share our promotions, graduations, marriages and other good news events with but our friends and loved ones. There are times when we are so focused on our own problems and so busy with our own lives that we may not feel like celebrating with our friends. We may take their good times for granted and think that as long as we are there during the difficult times, we are doing our jobs, yet success and happiness can feel pretty empty without someone to share them with. Taking time out of our busy lives to celebrate their happy moments are a wonderful way to show our friends that they matter to us. The next time a friend invites us to celebrate with them, let's be happy that they thought of us and be there to celebrate the milestone. It is at times like this that friendships are strengthened. What are your thoughts?
12 Nov 08
There are some friends who only remember friends when they are in trouble. I usually don't regard such friends as friends. True friends will share the life's ups and downs together. They may not see each other very often but they will always have each other in prayers and in thoughts.
12 Nov 08
I agree with you cent percent.My friends are very important to me,and I always note down important events and try to attend to all their invitations,and if at all I miss out on any important events,I make it a point to explain to them and to make a visit at a later date......I also help them out when they have a celebartion or a crisis at home.I also sent greetings to them on their birhtdays and other important events,and try to keep in touch with them over phone or by email......
12 Nov 08
I am the type of person who easily makes friends but I have a few real trusted friends who have been with me through thick and thin literally. We have been friends wince our elementary days and these true friends are really hard to find. I welcome the idea of getting together with them when our schedules permit. We are really close. In fact, I am godparents of their children and vise versa. One even got my dad as a godparent for their wedding. These are who I call friends for keeps.