When we lean on friends, the saying goes, “Sorrows are halved and Joys are doubled”. We are not meant to carry the burdens of the world alone. The blessing of friends helps to make the journey easier.
Sometimes it’s so hard to ask for help. We want to be the ones who LEND the hand, not receiving it. However, when we don’t ask we don’t allow others the opportunity to “give”. It’s humbling to receive, it’s life altering to give. It’s meant to go full-circle.
Yesterday, I was able to see my husband on the giving end to a friend. Guiding, offering friendship and understanding in a most vulnerable place to a most precious person. It is the beginning of a journey for this friend and what a blessing to witness.
Yesterday, a friend revealed to me His newly diagnosed cancer, His Faith and His trust in God’s plan.
Yesterday, I delivered a message in love to a friend and we’re still friends.
Yesterday, I shared life’s sorrow as a dear friend’s mother deals with her husband’s Alzheimer’s disease.
Life is hard. Friends make it easier.
May we all cast our cares upon the One who can remove the burden of the world.