Good Friends Are Hard to Find

@just4him (117004)
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.
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@celticeagle (118254)
• Boise, Idaho
5 Dec 15
Friends who care mean so much. Sounds like a nice day indeed. Hope you get to stop in and meet the new dog.
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@just4him (117004)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
5 Dec 15
I plan on it. Of course I'll call first to make sure they're home.
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@celticeagle (118254)
• Boise, Idaho
5 Dec 15
@just4him ...That is nice. I hate it when people come unannounced.
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@just4him (117004)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
7 Dec 15
@celticeagle Me too.
@birjudanak (7233)
• India
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.
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@just4him (117004)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
5 Dec 15
Yes, friendship is a two way street.
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• India
5 Dec 15
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@Marcyaz (35670)
• United States
5 Dec 15
That is true one good deed deserves another.
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@T_gray (7812)
• Salina, Kansas
5 Dec 15
That is really awesome.I'm glad you have someone in your life like that!
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@just4him (117004)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
5 Dec 15
So am I. It used to be whenever I was in trouble I had nobody I could call or count on. It's so nice to know I have a friend like her.
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@GardenGerty (99319)
• United States
5 Dec 15
@just4him You were in the right place for God to send her to you. I am so glad that happened for you.
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@T_gray (7812)
• Salina, Kansas
5 Dec 15
@just4him you were in the right place. That really is awesome
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@jstory07 (67085)
• Roseburg, Oregon
5 Dec 15
Good friends are very hard to find and I am glad that you got one that you can count on.
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@just4him (117004)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
5 Dec 15
She's one in a million.
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@Marcyaz (35670)
• United States
7 Dec 15
Ones that you can count on are hard to find.
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@BelleStarr (38215)
• United States
5 Dec 15
You're right, good friends are hard to find and should be cherished. I am glad you found her.
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@just4him (117004)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
5 Dec 15
So am I. She's truly an unexpected friend.
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@jaboUK (53935)
• United Kingdom
5 Dec 15
She really does sound like a friend in need.
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@just4him (117004)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
5 Dec 15
I only have one other friend like her, and she lives two states away now.
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@Marcyaz (35670)
• United States
7 Dec 15
@just4him I know how that is as most of my good friends are so far away now but we do manage to find other friends when we move.
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@DeborahDiane (21589)
• Laguna Woods, California
5 Dec 15
You are so right that good friends are hard to find! Sounds like you have found a winner!
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@just4him (117004)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
5 Dec 15
I have, and for her to come over and check out the problem with the car. I really didn't expect it.
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@Jessicalynnt (47872)
• Centralia, Missouri
5 Dec 15
Those are small but awesome things, little things can make a world of difference, when there are so many bads one is struggling against.
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@just4him (117004)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
5 Dec 15
So true. It's nice to find a caring person you can depend on.
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@marlina (73884)
• Canada
5 Dec 15
Hold on to this good friend!
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@just4him (117004)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
5 Dec 15
I intend to.
@sugartoes (40749)
• 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.
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@just4him (117004)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
7 Dec 15
Thank you. I've felt that friendship growing with you as well through the site.
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@sugartoes (40749)
• Greencastle, Indiana
7 Dec 15
@just4him really? I thought it was just me that felt the same thing thank you & you welcome, I have 1-4 out of life as a child ready for you.
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@Marcyaz (35670)
• United States
7 Dec 15
Yes I would have helped anyone I know who would call me and ask for help.
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@boiboing (12497)
• Northampton, England
5 Dec 15
The thing about friends is that you can never know how good they'll be until you're in trouble and you need them. Looks like you hit the jackpot with this one.
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@Drosophila (16711)
• Ireland
5 Dec 15
Indeed!
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@just4him (117004)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
7 Dec 15
@boiboing I have no doubt.
@softbabe44 (5902)
• Vancouver, Washington
5 Dec 15
That's so right in a lot of ways friends are hard to find just being there for our friends its the best thing anyone can do.
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@just4him (117004)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
5 Dec 15
It is the best thing we can do.
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• Vancouver, Washington
6 Dec 15
@just4him I sure believe that.
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@GardenGerty (99319)
• United States
5 Dec 15
I do not know about you, but I know I get too proud to ask for help, or friendship sometimes and there are really people all around who would love to help.
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@just4him (117004)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
7 Dec 15
For years when asked if there was someone I could call in a situation, I didn't know who I could call. It was certainly a surprise when I found a friend I could rely on in a pinch.
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@ridingbet (52959)
• Philippines
5 Dec 15
that is so true. If you find a true friend, it is already considered a treasure.
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@just4him (117004)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
5 Dec 15
She amazed me, and still does, even today.
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@LeaPea2417 (20413)
• 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.
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@just4him (117004)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
5 Dec 15
That happened to me too with a friend from school.
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@Lucky15 (33384)
• Philippines
5 Dec 15
There are real friends..there are reel too. Knowing which one is that friend can be be hard
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@just4him (117004)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
5 Dec 15
So true. Sometimes it takes time to know the difference.
@Marcyaz (35670)
• United States
7 Dec 15
I am so glad everything is coming together for you, the car, pip with a different vet and your wonderful friend and her husband. I am also glad you watched that movie and enjoyed it.
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@just4him (117004)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
9 Dec 15
So am I. Everything is coming together. I have the vet's phone number and as soon as I have the money together, I will be calling him.
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@Marcyaz (35670)
• United States
9 Dec 15
@just4him That is wonderful and I hope everything goes good for you from then on.
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@just4him (117004)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
10 Dec 15
@Marcyaz I hope so too.
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@annavi23 (6302)
• Philippines
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.
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@just4him (117004)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
7 Dec 15
Yes it does. She's showing me she's a wonderful friend.
@Elizaby (3658)
• Pensacola, Florida
6 Dec 15
That is so true. Now hat you know the problem of the car when you take it in they won't be able to pull the wool over your eyes.
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@just4him (117004)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
7 Dec 15
No, and they didn't try either. And the bill was amazing too.
@cindiowens (3841)
• North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
5 Dec 15
What a blessing your friend is.
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@just4him (117004)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
7 Dec 15
She certainly is.