“My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me.” – Henry Ford
Best friends…we all have them…they are the ones that we can call at four in the morning, or the ones that we can share the good times with without having to worry that they think that we are bragging, they are the ones that lend us a shoulder to cry on…but most importantly they are the ones that you do not need to call everyday, because they understand how busy our lives can get. Yes, best friends, regardless of whether they are from grade school, college, your first job or your first house..they are the ones that the conversation picks up right where you left it, regardless of the last time you talked!
Have you ever thought what has connected you to those that are truly your best friend? That is something to think about this shabbat!
Personally, I can think of a few traits that those that are truly in my “inner circle” possess…they are kind; good listeners without judging me; understanding that for the past three years I may not call for weeks at a time; they are the ones that I call and ask for advice or simply “vent” to; I respect who they are and what they are doing and they always ask “where I am?”.
But, then, I feel and do the very same for them…I am never too busy to not answer their call. I know that we truly care about one another and that we bring out the best in each other. Whether that is encouraging one another to take on a new task, being a cheerleader for one another or simply a smile and a hug…we are there for one another and supportive no matter how big or little the challenge.
I hope that as you have read this message this week, that you thought of one or more people in your lives that exhibit these traits and are a part of your life…that bring out the best of you! Please give them a call to wish them a Shabbat Shalom! It is always a good time to tell your best friend(s) that they are important to you!
Wishing each of you a sweet and meaningful Shabbat…