Thursday, October 27, 2011
To Have A Friend, You Must Be A Friend
I wanted to post an encouraging word on her Face Book profile because the over the past couple of months she's had some real struggles. She recently lost her career, her dog became ill and died, and last month, she buried her husband of thirty years. His death was tragic. He'd never been sick a day in his life. One morning, he didn't feel quite right. A few days later, he was dead. I can't even imagine!
How does one find the strength to keep going after all that?
I came upon a post another friend of hers had recently posted on her Face Book profile. This is a REAL friend--one who knows her personally, lives in the same town, and actually knows her phone number. I happen to know this friend personally, as well. Here is what that "friend" posted:
"Thinking of you during your difficult time, but I am beginning to doubt our friendship. It would be nice if you picked up the phone once in awhile and called me!"
Is it just me, or does anyone else see anything wrong with that?
Some people wonder why they have no friends. To have a friend, you must be a friend.
Be a true friend. Pick up the phone. Show her how much you care. Go the extra mile-- especially when she's hurting. You might not have the right words to say, but a little effort goes a long way and means everything.
If you are not a friend, you will have no friends. You get what you give. Eventually, sorrow will come knocking at your door. When it does, you're gonna need a friend.......
And this is my Daily Cyn.......