The Value of a Friend

It is often said “blood is thicker than water” meaning that family relationships are always more important than friends.

My blood relatives are important to me but I certainly have and do appreciate the many good friends I have had in my life that have been kind and supportive to me especially during the times I was sick or facing trials.

I spoke to my son and daughter when they were growing up about picking good friends, and how to be a good friend. I believe they have seen in my life how I have had special friends and the difference between friends and acquaintances. I have been blessed.

The value of a friend is priceless. They lift up when you need it, and no matter how long between get-togethers – the friendship is not diminished.

To you reader I wish the blessing of good friends, who call you up out of the blue to check on you, who drop in to give you a hug, who include you in prayer without being asked.

Yes, blood is thicker than water, but none of us,  I’m sure, underestimates the inestimable value of a good friend.

Thanks for reading, comments and suggestions always welcome.

About dfolstad58

I live in the South Okanagan. BC. I enjoy reading, exercise, toastmasters. spending time with my son, my daughter, & her husband , and my patient wife. I try to respond personally to every comment on my blog, and in this way I hope to get to know my readers a little bit and and am able to thank readers for their encouragement on what they liked and suggestions on what they would like to see me try in order to improve.
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4 Responses to The Value of a Friend

  1. chattykerry says:

    Well, since I am only child, with no children and now an orphan… :), I really value my friends. I bet they will be in the majority at my funeral.

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  2. Lynn says:

    I can’t begin to imagine my life without the support of my friends. It’s funny how we count on them for different kinds of friendship, isn’t it?

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  3. spearfruit says:

    Friends can also be people who have never met in person. I consider you a friend David, thank you! 🙂

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  4. Deb says:

    Friends hold me together especially since I work so far away from my family members. I am a lot closer to some friends than I am to my family. They are all a blessing.

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