September is Friendship Month and is used to remind us and to highlight the importance of friendship while recognizing how it can strengthens us. Friendships between people can begin for many reasons and how those friendships are nurtured can take all different shapes and sizes. The one thing that all friendships have in common is how they help us all feel emotionally and socially fulfilled. Being around true friends helps us in all aspects of our life and pushes us to aim higher and work harder. Friendship also empowers and motivates us to stay on our road to success and reach our intended goals. True friends give more than they take, without keeping score, and they feed your inner confidence with positive nourishment and propel us to muster strength we never knew we had.
The unknown and unpredictable challenges of 2020 thus far have left many confused and despondent, but we can all count on the importance of our faith and our true friendships outlasting these difficult times. In other words, “Friends of old are friends of gold” .
I am reminded of a popular song by one of my favorite artist, Dionne Warwick, entitled,
“That’s What Friends Are For".
A few of the pertinent lyrics that reflect the importance of friendship are as follows:
“...Knowing you can always count on me, for sure;
That's what friends are for.
For good times and bad times
I'll be on your side forever more.
That's what friends are for…”