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Click – Add a Friend

May 24, 2012

    Don’t you just love it; with just a click of a button you can add a friend.  How many friends do you have?  I have 232.  I think that is a pretty low number.  I saw a girl the other day with over 1,500.  Well, I’m new to the game and I’m kind of picky.

     Wouldn’t life be so much easier if with a click of a button we could really add a friend?  But friends are not just waiting on the other side of a button and true friends seem to be few and far between.

     On facebook we only need to click the ‘like’ button now and then on comments to keep a friend’s comments showing up.  Not a lot of effort there.  Sometimes we’ll actually make a comment; something funny or silly; but not more than 5 words long.  Through facebook we find out that our friends went shopping, see current photos of them standing in front of the mirror with the camera and of course we get to see the endless pictures of things they think are cute or humorous, but we really don’t know what they think or how they feel.

     Do not be deceived.  This is not how to treat a true friend.  This is not how you maintain a relationship and it is not how you develop a relationship with someone that is meaningful and lasting.  Facebook is fun and is a great way to stay connected but do not mistake it for a replacement for true relationships.

     A true relationship involves conversation, preferably face to face.  It may take place over the phone but not by texting.  It must involve a conversation with 2 people talking to each other. You may be laughing right now with my simplistic description of a conversation.  My concern is that it is not a laughing matter but is not a common form of communication as it once was.  I’m afraid we are replacing true conversation with texting and surface communication through Facebook.

     A true relationship also involves fellowship.  Friends get together.  They enjoy each other’s company and when together they laugh, share ideas and feelings.  True friends trust each other with their hearts and secrets.

     A true relationship involves caring.  A true friend sees your need and does their best to meet it.  A true friend considers how they can bless you.  The same is true for you.  If you are a true friend you will meet the needs of those you love and consider how to bless them.

     Friends on Facebook may be numerous and available at the click of a button but in the real world, real friends are there for you when you are a real friend first.  So start a conversation.  Fellowship together.  Show that you care for and bless your friends.  You may just end up with 232 friends, the flesh and blood type.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. Patricia permalink
    May 24, 2012 8:08 am

    I am very blessed to have so many new friends this year through our KASH group. Thank you for being one of them 🙂

  2. Bobbi permalink
    May 24, 2012 10:50 am

    So true! I am blessed to count you among my friends!

  3. lilgurney permalink
    May 25, 2012 10:48 am

    Amen!! You are a wonderful blessing to me and so many, Debbie. Thanks for sharing this message. 🙂

  4. jody hollis permalink
    May 26, 2012 4:54 pm

    I know I have at least one ture friend. I have no buttons to push but I know I can count on you. Jody

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