Good friends are one of life’s healing ingredients. This is self evident truth, however there has been research to support this concept.
My proposal is this: it is friends with certain attributes who aid good health. It just so happens that I have some friends who fit the bill.
Above all else, these friends are kind. They speak truth when I need it, but always gently.
When I mess up, my friends forgive me instead of discarding me. They are tolerant, patient, and persevering. These wonderful friends stick with me when times get hard. They do life with me through good and bad.
Good friends also grow and mature together– challenging each other to move forward. I have learned that good friends do not vent to each other. Venting seems to solidify and not cure wounds. Good friends deal with pain by praying together- – even on a daily basis if it is needed.
Do you want to know how to get friends like these? I prayed for them. They are a gift from God.