I was going through a list of the best R&B songs of the 90’s when I found this video on Youtube:
After listening, I was inspired to share this with you.
Close your eyes with me for a moment. Journey back to your childhood…on the playground at recess. If you were like me, you played with everyone, and everyone was your “friend”. Open your eyes. Now, how many people if any, can you say that you are still your friends to this day?? My oldest friends have been with me for more than half of my life, through ups and downs, separation, and reunion. We’ve had disagreements, disappointments, and the like…but our bond has stood the test of time.
That’s not to discount the people who have come into our lives more recently. Time does not necessarily equate with strength or growth of relationship. A person could make an indelible impact on your life in one day, with one act, and remain with you for the rest of your life.
It’s these people and relationships that we should value most. Often times, we find ourselves in situations where we take our friends and loved ones for granted; giving more attention to those who’ve done us wrong than those who’ve actually been great allies in our daily walk. The challenge I have for you today, is to reach out and express your appreciation for them. Associates come a dime a dozen, but good friends are hard to find.