My best friend recently visited us which was such a nice change of pace. This was the second time she has flown in to see us, which I am so grateful for (especially during these times)! When she left I began thinking of things I have learned throughout our thirteen year friendship. I am so thankful to have her and many other relationships that have evolved and stayed steadfast over the years and seasons. I thought I would share some thoughts today!
1. Support One Another In Everything
The older I get the more I realize how amazing it is to know you have support from those you are close with. Even if you don’t see eye to eye on, you can still express support with whatever the other person is going through. It is nice knowing you have someone who is consistently there for you and will be there no matter what.
2. Be The Cheerleader
There is nothing like having people who cheer you on and celebrate you. Surrounding yourself with people who continuously bring light and joy will in turn bring those same things out of you. Be happy for others, encourage them to reach their goals, and celebrate any success along the way! We rise by lifting others up.
The longer you are friends with someone, the more seasons you will go through with one another. There is no “right way” to navigate something new or any type of change. Be there throughout, give grace while you learn, and continue to be a root in each other’s lives.
4.Be Comfortable In The Silence
Sometimes just being there is exactly what someone needs. They aren’t looking for perspective, opinions, or advice. They simply just want you there.
5.Pray For One Another
Ask how you can pray for your friends and what is heavy on their hearts. Lift up their needs and concerns and continue to be steadfast in prayer.
What are some things you have learned in your friendships? I would love to know!