November Days of Thanks: The Heart of a Friend

…and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother. Proverbs 18:24

In this post for the November Days of Thanks series, I’m highlighting one of my greatest joys: a true friend. There’s nothing like the love, support and spirit of a friend who’s genuinely so, and I’m grateful for all I have.

Earlier this year, I wrote a post on honoring girlfriends, and here today, I’m reposting that entry as I feel it captures the sentiment. Enjoy.


Girlfriends in May

May is a season of celebrations – graduations, holidays, Mother’s Day, and weddings. It continues our welcome to spring, bringing together families and neighbors at cookouts and special gatherings.

I especially have appreciated time together with my sister friends – catching up, sharing the latest gossip, and giving advice for life’s challenges. It is in that spirit that I dedicate May here on the New Day blog to the theme Girlfriends in May, in honor of the blessing and gift of sisterhood.

The Word says, Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour. For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him that is alone when he falleth; for he hath not another to help him up. (‭Ecclesiastes‬ ‭4‬:‭9-10‬ KJV) I think all of my sisters reading this can agree: there’s nothing like a girlfriend to make life a little better. The support, the trust, the love found in a true friend can’t be matched. The tears you cry, the pain you suffer through, even the happiest times – when you can pick up the phone and make that call, all is well with the world.

We need to do more of that: support, love, trust. We need to honor who we are by honoring those whom God has placed in our lives and across our paths. His plan for sisters in our lives is purposeful. Thank Him for this gift.

In this season of beauty and renewal, celebrate the sister girls in your life! Let them know you appreciate their presence in your life. Send a card or a note, go shopping, take a fun night out – do something! Make it purposeful. Life is too short… Well, you know the rest.

I admire a particular friendship, a true sisterhood, my mom shares with two great women of faith. They worked together for over 35 years until their retirements. They bowled together, celebrated birthdays and holidays, laughed together, called, visited. Their friendship is still strong today, and they call each other sister. My mom recognized them at her retirement party last year, and they shared the sweetest sentiments. I almost cried. Well, I think I teared. That meant so much to me, and I was so glad for my mom. Love them.

Happy May, sisters! Enjoy and celebrate and bless your girlfriends!

What has been the greatest blessing of your truest friends?

2 Replies to “November Days of Thanks: The Heart of a Friend”

  1. Well always at the top of my friendship list are my sisters Melchee and Rovahnda. No one can ever take their place! When I look at my other “friendships” I am learning more and more they are really just acquaintances! I thank God for my best friends LB and Munch! We have laughed and cried, supported each other through good and bad, but there has never been or will never be a time when we can’t depend on each other! No matter the day nor hour! That is a real friend!!! Love them two gals!!!!

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