It seems that lately…with much traveling…all I’ve been able to get to here is my weekly Five Minute Friday post. But I love doing it and I’m glad I’ve been able to join Lisa-Jo Baker and hundreds of other bloggers every Friday. Here’s how it works. At 12:01 a.m. every Friday morning, Lisa-Jo posts a prompt word. And then we set a timer and write for five minutes on that word. Whatever comes to mind…no editing…no stressing…just writing. It’s very freeing. Even if you don’t have a blog, I recommend trying it. You can use any word you want or use the same prompts I am but just set a timer and write for 5 minutes. You’ll be surprised at what comes out! For the details on Five Minute Friday, click here.
Today’s prompt: FRIEND
That’s a power-packed word. (I could easily write for 30 minutes! But I won’t…promise) I immediately think of the amazing women God has brought into my life, both here, in Buffalo and across the country through previous moves, etc. I love them all, dearly.
A friend is someone who can stop by when you’re sick and she doesn’t care that your house is messy, laundry is piled up, and the kids are arguing. She’s just there to bring you some love in the form of chicken noodle soup.
A friend knows you well enough to give you the benefit of the doubt…never assuming the worst of you…only the best.
A wonderful friend of mine just sent me a text this week. She had seen a sign at a yard sale that said, “Friends are those rare people who ask how you are and then wait for the answer.” She said it made her think of me. What a precious thing to say…I think the same of her 😉
I think about the small circle of amazing friends I have and I just want to be the kind of friend to each of them that they need. I want them to know that I’d do anything for them and I know they’d do the same for me.
I have a larger circle of friends too…many of whom would make great close friends but time or circumstances haven’t made that possible thus far. So I’m thankful that they are there and that there’s always the possibility of us growing closer. But I also know that we can really only handle a handful of truly close friends. And that’s okay.
Those who are in my close circle…they are a joy to me and I am immensely blessed by them and thankful to God for them.
I hope you have that close group of friends. And if not, ask God to show you who you can bless with no strings attached. If you bless enough people without expecting anything in return, eventually, you will find exactly who you’re supposed to 😉
Stop. (confession…I was still finishing my thoughts at five minutes…might have gone a minute or two over today ;))
P.S. If you have the kind of friends I’m talking about today, maybe tell them this week how much they mean to you?