Ya Gotta Have Friends
by Jennifer AlLee
There are some folks who light up a room. I know that's a cliche, but it's extremely accurate. I have one friend in particular who draws people to her, literally. Wherever she is, that's where the party is. She's one of those folks who seems to truly know everybody.
I envy her, because I'm nothing like that.
|Inky Friends: Jen, Dina, Lisa & Anita Mae|
ACFW Banquet, September 2010
But God is so good. He's put me in situations where I have to get to know people. He got me into a Bible study where I met people who are now like my family. He pushed me to join the praise team at church, which has opened doors to create more friendships. And over a year ago, He allowed me to join this group blog where I have met the most amazing bunch of ladies on the planet!
|Friends from left: D'Ann, Connie, Jen, Gwen,|
Deb, Lisa, Anita Mae
ACFW Banquet, September 2009
I've heard people say that social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter are making us a more and more isolated society. I don't think that's true. I have friends that I see in person several times a week. In between, we keep in touch electronically, which is fabulous. But I also have friends that I never would be able to connect with if not for the Internet. True, we could write letters and talk on the phone, but not nearly as often as we send each other tweets and short notes. In my opinion, a good mix of face-to-face human socializing and electronic communication creates a healthy, well-rounded emotional life.
How about you? What do you do to keep in touch with special friends? How have your friends enriched your life?