Tuesday, 23 November 2010
Friends and Acquaintances--Kurt Chambers
Sometimes, life doesn’t always go as planned. If you’re lucky, all your hopes and dreams will come true, but sadly this isn’t the case for most of us, as I’m sure a lot of you are aware.
In some cases, your life can go horribly wrong. You’re left with nothing but despair, and it’s hard to imagine how anything can be right in the world ever again. When this happens, and you feel like your life is falling apart around you, that’s when you need friends more than any other time.
As we stumble through life, we make friends along the way, but friends come in many shapes and sizes. No two friendships are the same. When life takes a turn for the worst and you are not at your best, that’s when you find out who your real friends really are.
You may rant and rave, curse and sulk, and even say things you didn’t mean to say, but when you turn around they are still there standing at your shoulder. They offer words of encouragement and tell you how much you mean to them, and how important you are in their lives despite everything. They try to make you feel good about yourself when you think you’re worthless. They are always there when everyone else leaves. They hold your hand and guide you through the bad times and are waiting for you on the other side, ready to embrace you when it’s all over.
These people are your real friends, and you’ll find they are very few and far between. You should cherish them.
If ever your life goes horribly wrong and you are not the best person you can be, look over your shoulder and see who is still standing right there with you; these are your friends. Anyone else is just an acquaintance.
I would like to dedicate this to my friends, my real friends. You know who you are. Thank you for being there.