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Day 96: Your friends, are they just acquaintances?

I recently read a post on Facebook by my friend expressing displeasure on what friendship has turned nowadays. She said friendship nowadays is overrated and majority of the so called friends are mere acquaintances. They miss the key elements that define friendship. I thought about her sentiments and I thought I should share my reactions and what I feel about friendship.

First, I do not want to think of people I consider friends as just acquaintances (which is not gross actually) but then, I know friendship is a huge investment. The question ought to be, am I willing to invest in friendship or I just want to be a mere acquaintance?

I do not know how you feel about this or I sound like a broken record, but there is one fact; that you need friends. I need them and also they need you and me.

Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor.

Rom 12:10

Because we need friendship, you will need to be vulnerable and at the same time be brave to let people get close and speak to you. The gift of friendship is so major but you have to drop fears and be courageous to develop relationships in your life.

I remember in college we used to stay four of us in the same room. We cooked whatever we afforded and we made merry. Nothing stopped the poor us from having fun together. We climbed the hills (kiima kimwe) over the weekends and we bonded. I am a better today because those men and women…the walks and the cooking together.

Today, I’m grateful and thankful to friends who showed bravely and let me into their lives. I thank myself because I was courageous to let them into my life. The few friends I have, I value and treasure them. Do you?

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