Trending: Best Friend
Do you pay attention to the trends on social media? This week, “best friends” trended and I’m amused reading everyone’s response.
KLOVE Radio got in the act with a stimulating question: “Who is your best friend and why does the relationship work?” Emotional callers shared stories of ones who stood by them through thick and thin.
I heard the broadcast just a day after going to lunch with my bestie this week.
We met at a Christian women’s retreat 12 years ago with hopes of following up on all we learned that glorious weekend. We scheduled lunch shortly after and we were amazed at all we share in common. We made a pact that we would not let three months go by without getting coffee or lunch so we could stay caught up. Little did I realize back then the commitment I signed up for would bring incredible girlfriend chats and fun dining. God blessed us with a kindred spirit; we encourage each other and pray for each other through the hard times as well as cheer each other on when victories come. It’s been over a decade of lunches on a three-month rotation. We don’t celebrate our birthdays but we’re always happy when one of those lunch dates occur at Christmastime. Looking back, we’ve cried at sad times, sure! Mostly we laugh but always, we listen.
A friend threw a question out for discussion: “What advice would you give your younger self?” It took a day or two, but I realized the answer for me. I would tell my younger self it’s worth the cost to invest in relationships. Really, when it comes down to it, what’s more important than relationships? It’s the only thing we can take with us into eternity.
KLOVE’s audience answered the best friend question mostly with “my spouse” or “my dog.”
How would you answer? Who is your best friend and what makes the relationship work?