Counting My Blessings

They say three’s a charm; but for me, two’s a charm. I had the great honor of meeting two of my very dear friends this week. There is something very unique about true friendship that compels you to embrace it and surround yourself with its goodness.

I had the most phenomenal time this past week with my best friend who lives a million miles away (at least it seems like it). She knows me inside out. We last met a year ago so I was extremely refreshed when we finally had our long-awaited outing. We sat by the lake and watched birds like we did when we skipped classes in high school. We would talk for hours by this lake and we did that day, too. We have always been so deeply connected with each other that even though we may not communicate frequently at times, we still know what exists in each other’s heart without saying a single word.

On Friday night, I was completely taken by surprise when I met one of my other long-distance friends. He was my singing buddy in Montreal, my confidant when I needed a shoulder to cry on, someone who imparted his wisdom when times were very tough and laughed with me in the most awkward situations. We were both amazed that after all these years of not seeing each other, some things just never changed — the kindness, comfort, affection, humor and understanding. We indulged ourselves with the beauty of our yesteryears and absolutely could not stop reminiscing.

True friendships are very close to my heart — they are gifts that I desire to keep forever. Sometimes, friendships change over time, but true friends still accept you the way they have always done no matter how distant they are and no matter what mistakes have been made along the way. True friends are like angels to me – they add blessings to my life. They let me be “me” and appreciate my being.

“When troubled times come, and we don’t know what to do, God sends good friends to help us through.” (Crucifixion: Luke 23:33-46)

Each one of my close friends — somehow, somewhere — has helped me through some very challenging times and brought the best out of me. I am forever grateful for my dear friends who continue to brighten up my darkest days with their sunshine. The presence of their friendship during my journey is an exceptional blessing.

May God bless all my friends in return for their love!


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jo Ann J. A. Jordan
    Jul 01, 2012 @ 22:11:37

    This is a beautiful post. Friends are such wonderful blessings. May you always have many and appreciate their gifts to your life.


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