One of the things that make life worthwhile is having real connections with people, and forming genuine friendships can help make a person feel less alone in this world.
When one of my brothers needed open heart surgery last year, a friend told me “This is the time you’ll realize who your real friends are.”
I have to admit, he was right. When I created an online fundraising campaign to raise funds for the operation, friends even from high school contacted me asking what they can do to help. Although the donations really made a difference, what impacted me the most is the heart of those people who reached out to give. It wasn’t only monetary, as some have their own finances to deal with. There were others volunteering their time and effort to help with the program and events. Some also messaged me just to say a prayer with me or give comfort to our family. It helped restore my faith in people, and I realized who really cared during that challenging time.
When we feel hopeless and alone in our struggles, God reminds us of the beauty of friendship. It’s a wonderful gift that we should cherish.
How has the gift of friendship made a difference in your life?
P.S. If you need a friend, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. I’m right here. 🙂