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Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some stay for awhile and leave footprints on our hearts. And we are never, ever the same.-- Anonymous

My thoughts as of late have been on friendship. Thinking of those special people in my life whom hold the title "friend", I cannot help but smile. Friends come in many varieties...God knows whom we need in our lives and the reason why. I do not believe friends happen by chance. A true friend is a priceless gift. "Who finds a faithful friend, finds a treasure." -- Jewish saying.

Sometimes circumstances are against us and miles may separate us, but friendship amazingly can remain. There's nothing like the moment two friends are reunited and they pick up right where they left off and it's as if no time has passed at all. I look forward to a moment like that...

Remind me of a time with laughter and I will have most likely spent it with a friend. The sweetest memories are those that are shared. Remind me of a time with sorrow and I will have most likely wanted to or have gotten through it with a friend by my side. Burdens are divided and therefore lessened by a friend's shoulder to lean on. Remember and realize life is better because of someone sharing it with you.

Examining my own journals and notes from friends, I find these...
"Wow...you made me smile." "I thought of you today..." "Come and visit. There's always room for you." "Only you would truly appreciate that I just had to wait for a duck to cross the road in front of me." "It's been a long time..." "Teen idol alert!" "You were there and I wanted to talk to you." "THANK YOU!" "I'm praying for you." "God is good...all the time." "Those who love the most hurt the most; because they have the biggest hearts." "Remain a blessing to those around you." "Big electric cat!" "Half my heart is in Alaska." ":)" Even more remain in my heart, but from these listed the varying differences in experiences are evident. Thank God for friends! They make the hardest of times bearable and the best of times better.

Yes, I love...need...and miss my friends...life isn't the same without them. No matter what, though, true friendship can endure the test of time.
Always love God first and foremost...give Him the glory due Him and everything else will fall into place. With God's help even the biggest problems can be worked out.
Practice being a friend to those you meet. You never know when friendship's going to happen...it may just surprise you and end up being the best thing ever!

"Two may talk together under the same roof for many years, yet never really meet; and two others at first speech are old friends."- Mary Catherwood

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