Today is a double post day.
Aren't you excited?
I realized after writing all of these I had about a million (or 8) posts and so I'm consolidating a bit.
These two kind of go hand in hand.
You don't always have to have the right words, do grand gestures or be the "super friend". A bit of onsistency goes a long way and speaks volumes. One who is constant, one who is faithful, one who is unwaivering in commitment to making friendship work (yes it takes work!), that one is a diamond in the rough.
note: I'm not talking about being consistently inconsistent :) just wanted to make that really clear!
Consistent friendships are generally the ones that last a lifetime and not just for a season. They don't usually go through times of not speaking, major disconnection or growing apart. They tend to be the "easy friendships". Again, balance in everything is important. Whether it's a old deep friendship or a new one, you can never be too consistent.
Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive. ~Anäis Nin
Value the easy friendships
Find respite and live it up in these simple yet deep friendships.
I have maybe 2-3 of these kinds of friends.
These are the ones that when I met them, it was like discovering a twin, a kindred spirit.
They are the Dianas to my Anne Shirley. It's kind of like this:
After David had finished talking with Saul, he met Jonathan, the king’s son. There was an immediate bond between them, for Jonathan loved David. From that day on Saul kept David with him and wouldn’t let him return home. And Jonathan made a solemn pact with David, because he loved him as he loved himself. 1 Samuel 18:1-3
If you have this type of friend, thank God and them today.
If not, hold on, keep praying for a kindred heart to match yours and when you find that person, treasure them!
A friend is a person with whom I may be sincere. Before him I may think aloud. I am arrived at last in the presence of a man so real and equal, that I may drop even those undermost garments of dissimulation, courtesy, and second thought, which men never put off, and may deal with him with the simplicity and wholeness with which one chemical atom meets another.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson