Wednesday, February 11, 2009


I didn't write this, I wish I had. My sister sent it to me and I wanted to share it with all of you.

When I was little,
I used to believe in the concept of one best friend,
And then I started to become a woman.
And then I found out that if you allow your heart to open up,
God would show you the best in many friends

One friend is needed when you're going through things with your man.
Another friend is needed when you're going through things with your mom.
Another will sit beside you in the bleachers as you delight in your children and their activities.
Another when you want to shop, share, heal, hurt, joke, or just be.
One friend will say, 'Let's cry together,'
Another , 'Let's fight together,'
Another , 'Let's walk away together.'

One friend will meet your spiritual need,
Another your shoe fetish,
Another your love for movies,
Another will be with you in your season of confusion,
Another will be your clarifier,
Another the wind beneath your wings

But whatever their assignment in your life,
On whatever the occasion,
On whatever the day,
Or wherever you need them to meet you with their gym shoes on and hair pulled back,
Or to hold you back from making a complete fool of yourself .
Those are your best friends.

It may all be wrapped up in one woman, But for many, it's wrapped up in several..
One from 7th grade,
One from high school,
Several from the college years,
A couple from old jobs,
On some days your mother,
On some days your neighbor,
On others, your sisters,
And on some days, your daughters.

So whether they've been a friend for 20 minutes or 20+ years,
remember to tell them how important they are in your life. And also remember that God has placed them in your life to make a difference..


Stesha said...

This is so true. We should open ourselves up to more than one person.

Hugs and Mocha,

Kathy B! said...

That is beautiful. Thanks for sharing it. Hope you're doing well and making a bit of progress every day.

One more virtual bear hug headed your way ;)

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing this. You sister did a good job! It's very true as well!

Minxy Mimi said...

Thats lovely! And I agree, there are many wonderful friends out there. I am so glad i have some of the best!

Bee and Rose said...

That is wonderful! We are really inspired by so many:)

Anonymous said...

very true

Anonymous said...

Love it.
It's what my dad always says,
people come in and out of your life. Some for a very short time, the rare few are forever. But no matter how long they are there, they are there for a purpose.

Bee and Rose said...

Hey! Just wanted to drop in today and wish you a Happy Valentine's Day!

Anonymous said...

You doing okay?

Happy Valentine's Day.