The Blessing Of Friendship


Dear George,

Remember no man is a failure who has friends.

Thanks for the wings.


(From one of my favorite movies – It’s A Wonderful Life)

Thursday night, I once again experienced the blessing of friendship after I received a call from my wife as I was leaving work:

“You’re not going to like this news, but the basement is full of water.”

While I was driving home, I quickly called a friend who drove over with a Shop Vac, a flash light, and his son.  When I arrived home, my friend was already running the Shop Vac, and I sent out a text message to the men I meet with on Friday mornings. Soon two other friends arrived with more Shop Vacs and more helping hands. Then another friend dropped off several fans. Several other guys from my group offered to come over late Thursday night to help out as well.

I missed out on Meet the Teacher Night at the high school (which was scheduled for Thursday night), but I had the blessing of experiencing the unbelievable sacrifice of friends.

I am blessed. Stuff is temporary, but friendship is forever. (Meanwhile, my basement is drying out.)

How have you experienced the blessing of friendship?  Tell me about it in the comments.