What would life be like if we didn’t have friends? I mean, sure we may still have family, but there are things that friends can do that family can’t. I remember a motivational speaker that told a story of a little boy who told him that he was being abused. When the speaker asked why he confided in him, he said everyone needs a kind stranger to tell their secrets to.
I think that’s why friends are so powerful. Family is great and most will be with you till the end, but we need kind strangers to tell things to. “A stranger is just a friend you haven’t met yet.”
I am so grateful for the kind strangers that became friends. I am grateful for their listening ears, their encouraging words, and their kind gestures. I am grateful for their love, their understanding, and their sympathy. I am grateful for their time, their energy, and their light. I don’t know what I would do without the many friends that have come in and out of my life. I am so grateful for all of them.