I'm back after an amazing week long beach trip. It was relaxing and so fun, which is exactly what I needed. While I was there I reflected a lot on my friendships and just friendships in general. I have blogged before about how I am displaced in a small town where most everyone grew up here. I have always felt a little like an outcast, but lately I am feeling much more welcomed and "part of the group." It got me to thinking about why that is. Is it just me warming up after 6 years or because I have a kid? Who knows, but I am glad!
I heard (or read) a quote the other day that was VERY eye opening for me...
"God gives us three types of friends: friends for a season, friends for a reason and friends for a lifetime."
I wonder why I have friends who are all different in character and personality? Some of them have obvious flaws, but then, so do I. None of us are perfect. How do I get along with them all when we are all so different?
I have decided that friends are all like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle.When completed they form a treasure box.
I am a "reacher" to an extent. I will reach for friends and a lot of times they reach back. Sometimes they don't and that's ok. I am learning to not take those moments personally. I am learning that God will give me all the friends I need. When I think I need MORE, or I need to be in this circle or that... I am reminded of the GREAT friends I have. The sisters I have. And I am so thankful.