November 29, 2023

Some time ago, I read that we might know a lot of people but generally we have perhaps two or three best friends. You know the ones. These are the people in your life who come to you for support during a crisis, and you go to them.

Perhaps a child has been in trouble, a parent aging into dementia, a spouse who is depressed or a neighbor who insists on shoveling snow from his drive onto your property. Big issues, small issues. You have friends with whom to share not only the difficult times but the great ones.

You get an unexpected promotion, you’ve lost 15 pounds, your youngest was just accepted into the university of her choice or you won the church raffle. I have such friends. They mean a lot to me and have for years.

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