What Friendship Did for Me

The power of friendship is an amazing thing; it can help mend pieces of your heart that you didn’t know needed fixing. Some friendships can last long enough for us to learn a lesson,  and then we move on. But, some friendships can last our entire lives. You never know which friendship you have, so cherish it while you do.
  Sometimes we meet people that we don’t think we connect with; only to find something that brings us together. Take me, for example. I saw a post on Facebook for a now dear friend of mine that wanted a “pen pal”. Her post got such a great response that we decided to form a group of our own. We now have almost 200 beautiful, caring, and talented women, and we’re still growing!
  I was diagnosed with depression when I was 15; that’s a story I’ll tell at a later date, though. I was having a bad day about a week ago and had to vent in my group. I got so much support that I started to cry tears of joy. That day, I found a few other women that are suffering from depression also. We’ve become really close; we’re our own little support group. Since then, my depression is easier to manage; along with the medication, of course.
  These women have helped me so much in such a short time that I sometimes wonder why this wasn’t thought of before. I guess the timing just wasn’t right at the moment. Even though we met online, we still communicate in the real world. I will eventually meet the ones I’m close to and I hope these friendships are the kind that last forever.
  We all need friends. Friends are people that you can talk to about anything, and they’ll never judge you. They’re also people that will always have your back. Having friends has basically saved my life. When I was married, I was in a bad situation; my husband made me so miserable and I couldn’t take it anymore.  I wanted out. Not even a minute after I opened a bottle of pills, my best friend calls me. It’s like she knew what I was going to do. After that day, I realized what I had almost done. I almost caused my best friend to lose me.
  I still suffer from my depression; having friends has helped that, though. Whenever I’m having a bad day, I call up a friend and talk to them until I feel better. When I’m having a good day, I call a friend so we they can share the joy. I’m also there for them when they need me; that’s what friends are for. I will never take having friends for granted ever again.
  So, what are you waiting for? Call up your best friend; make plans to watch a movie, go to the park, or even clean each other’s house. Or go out and make a new friend. Someone, somewhere, is having a bad day and could use a friend.
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