I was driving home from work the other day and somehow got off on the train of thought I had heard a couple of my friends make… The comments were along the lines of “needing Krista time..” or missing me.. or “needing a Krista hug..” Which then got me thinking and analyzing, what makes a good friend? Because I certainly do not feel like I am a good friend all the time.. heck sometimes I know I am a really lousy friend (although my friends are so wonderful and encouraging most of them would never admit they felt that way). But, really, a lot of time I feel like I am a very average daughter, sister, cousin, friend… (and other roles I have yet to have the chance to play)..
So, what makes a good friend? What sets certain people apart? I honestly do not know all the things my friends see as facts in regards to why I am a good friend to them.. But, I do know why I view my friends as amazing people… Let me count the ways..
Encouragement is ever on their lips.
Laughter, both at me and with me is never far away.
I am constantly humbled by the number of times my friends forgive me without a second thought.
I always learn more patience and grace from my friends than they will ever truly understand…