She's baaaack! In Friendship Snippet #3, I listed three broad types of friends. Now, before we consider the three levels of friendship, I must tell you about a cup I bought 30 years ago—not because it was beautiful, but because of the words printed on it that spoke to my depths: “Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Others stay for a while and leave footprints on our hearts and we are never ever the same.” Flavia. Still makes me sigh…
So, back on track. Here are the three levels of friendship:
Some are for a Season—You love each other, but after a while you go your separate ways (move, develop different interests).
Some are for a Reason—You work together on a church/school project that provides closeness and camaraderie when needed the most. However, when reason is gone, so is the friendship.
Some are meant to last a Lifetime—Usually, only a rare and precious few fit this category. With these “kindred spirits” we share the details of our life, goals, spiritual pursuits, difficulties, and sorrows. These friends know things no one else knows and can be counted on to keep confidences. Well…providing you chose them wisely, and I certainly haven't always done so.
Well, that’s it for now. Next time, we’ll go deeper and wider. See you then!