When I was checking in for my annual mammogram this morning, this wonderful piece was displayed on the counter with copies for patients to take. Find a quiet place and some tissues, as I share it here with you:
“The Girls In My Circle”
When I was little, I used to believe in the concept of one best friend, and then I started to become a woman.
And then I found that if you allow your heart to open up, God would show you the best in many friends.
One friend is needed when you’re going through things with your man. Another friend is needed when you’re going through things with your mom. Another when you want to shop, share, heal, hurt, joke or just be.
One friend will say, “Let’s cry together,” another, “Let’s fight together,” another, “Let’s walk away together.”
One friend will meet your spiritual need, another your shoe fetish, and another your love for movies, another will be with you in your season of confusion, another will be your clarifier, another will be the wind beneath your wings.
But whatever their assignment in your life, on whatever the occasion, on whatever day, wherever you need them to meet you with their gym shoes on and hair pulled back, or to hold you back from making a complete fool of yourself….those are your best friends.
It may all be wrapped up in one woman, but for many, it’s wrapped in several….one from 7th grade, one from high school, several from the college years, a couple from old jobs, on some days your mother, on some days your neighbor, on others your sisters, and on some days your daughters.
So whether they’ve been your friend for 20 minutes or 20 years, God has placed this “girl” in the circle of your life to make a difference.
I shared it with one woman who had accompanied her friend being worked up for a lump in her breast, who shared it with someone she met in the waiting room who had just completed chemotherapy. It truly touched my heart and I hope it touches you to share it with the “Girls in Your Circle”.