and you need some lovin care
and nothin, oh, nothin is going right..."
James Taylor and Carol King, You've Got A Friend
I remember thinking back over some of the really hard times in my life, times when I was dumped, stalked or just plain broke... when I realized something really huge. The first thing I realized was that everything I was so convinced that I wouldn't survive - I had. I am here. But the really BIG thing that occurred to me was that the way I had got through most of those times was thanks to friends.
There were friends who gave me places to stay, friends who took me out to cheer me up, friends who listened and friends who told me the truth when I didn't want to hear it.
In short there were people, throughout my life, and at key moments, who simply wouldn't allow me to fall all the way.
To all those wonderful people: thank you. I am eternally grateful.
If God exists, I am thinking that maybe he shows up in the form of your friends.
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