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.
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