Good Friends Are Hard to Find
Green Bay, Wisconsin
December 4, 2015 6:03pm CST
When I first met my friend C, she was just another person at church. We talked once in a while, pleasantries, nothing more. Then one day I had a meltdown. I was so down about the number of people who don't call me or even seem to care that she plain listened and then asked me for my phone number. She called. That was over a year ago. Last year I called her because I didn't know who else to call when I got in the car and the battery was dead and I needed to get it jumped so I could get a new battery. She dropped everything and came over, checked everything out, took care of my fluids and gave me a jump so I could get over to the service center and get a new battery. She called this morning - it was a God connection. As we were talking I mentioned the trouble I've been having with the car and that I'm taking it back to the service center on Sunday. Her significant other is a truck driver and just happened to be home instead of on the road somewhere in the US. They both came over. Assessed the battery problem - said it wasn't the fault of the service center, but the leads are worn and stripped due to our needing to use the wrench on it. He also said it won't cost that much to take care of, so that's good. They also found I had a drop of antifreeze left and went to the store and got some antifreeze and window washer fluid for winter driving. I need to get a quart of oil. So the car is good to go for my son tonight and I should be able to get to church on Sunday without a problem and then over to the service center after to get the car taken care of. Now C&M have a dog who travels all the time with M. She told me about a vet who is half the price of the one I go to. They had used my current vet before. So she's going to get me the name and phone number so I can get a second opinion regarding Pip, and it will most likely not be as costly as what has already been quoted. The vet is half an hour away where my brother and sister in law live, so hey, I might just stop in for a visit and meet their new dog. So that was my awesome day. I also watched a movie recommended by @marcyaz - Beethoven's Christmas Adventure. Awesome. I needed to do something during the time the computer was giving me the time out nod. So I shut it down for a couple hours, let it rest, and now I'm back with all the good news. I never expected she would be a great friend the first time I met her. Good friends are hard to find. Thanks for reading.
34 people like this
5 Dec 15
yes you are right,its very difficult to find good friends because we have lots of friends but in problem who help us is good friends,sometimes we cant except that, this person help me and become good friends so now when ever they are in problem we also have to help them because we cant forget what they did for us.
• Greencastle, Indiana
5 Dec 15
that's SO AWESOME sounds like if you had asked us to help you back in the day, cause at one time we use to go to church & my husband was a truck driver & he/ WE would have done the VERY same thing for you your right friends (GOOD trusting) friends are hard to find these days glad you have her-them as a good friend.
• Toccoa, Georgia
5 Dec 15
Yes, it is true that good friends are hard to find. One of my good friends from elementary school stopped calling me around 7 years ago with no explanation. I know she did not die or anything because I talked to her brother who indicated they all had a falling out. It is just sad to lose a friend after so many years of being friends.
6 Dec 15
Wow! It feels good to have a friend who is really there to help. True that friends are hard to find. If you find one, keep them. If they truly care, they'll always gravitate back to you no matter what. It feels good to have friends who treat you as like a family. Even though you are not connected in blood, the warmth of their love and care and accepting you as their own feels amazing. indeed.