Thursday, March 4, 2010

Thankful Thursday

Today I'm thankful for best friends. I know. Sounds cliche, doesn't it? I promise I don't have a ukulele behind my back. It's just so nice, so very, very nice, to have somebody to whom we can turn for advice, for an hour of venting, for feedback, for support, for enthusiasm. And perhaps the reason why friends are so essential—the real, good, down-in-the-ick-with-you-pulling-you-out kind of friends—is because these friends are our kindred spirits, meaning our family spirits. Friends like this become your family, don't they? And likewise, sometimes we are blessed with family members who roll double-duty and function as friends as well.

I'm thankful that you all have become our best friends. Without your support, your belief in what we're trying to do, we'd likely still be mired in unspeakable misery. Your prayers, you telling your own best friends about Kyrie, you coming up with ideas to help us, your advice, your time: you exemplify friendship in a brand new and grand sense.

Sometimes the term "best friend" can sound a little exclusive, like you can only have one or that it's a cliquey duo or something. Not here. The adjective "best" in our case simply describes this type of friend who expresses the best and most beautiful qualities of friendship. He or she willingly stands close to us.

I'm thankful for all that you are and all that you given freely to grow this cause into what it has become.

What are you thankful for today?

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