Being a good friend and having good friends isn’t as common as it used to be. I used to have so many friends and feel so blessed because of it.
However I’ve come to the realization that the saying, “It’s not about quantity, it’s about QUALITY,” is quite accurate. Not only should we be reminded of that but it should challenge us to be a quality friend to the people God placed in our lives to love. If it weren’t for the quality friends in my life I might have been led astray in times of weakness or despair. If it weren’t for the quality friend I have in my best friend who encouraged me from the moment 10 months ago that I spoke about starting my own cosmetics line I might have chickened out. She uplifted, encouraged and cheered me on as she always does. There’s so much power in encouraging others. I believe as women it’s something we have to practice doing more often so that it becomes second nature. Instead of competing and comparing, let’s empower and encourage. It’s a great feeling to know that you have people who love and support you and are there for you to encourage you, uplift you and give sound advice. Wouldn’t you agree? I thank God for the amazing women He’s placed in my life but more so my prayer is that I will be a quality friend and be driven by love and compassion for my sisters from other misters. It takes a women who is very confident in who she is and whose she is to not look at what another woman has or is doing and be competitive, comparative or jealous and to not only be happy for them but uplift and encourage them to reach their highest potential. I want all of my friends to be successful and flourish in their callings in life. We should all want that for our friends. Each of us have a dynamic we bring to our friendships. Each of us have life experiences and wisdom that we’ve gained from those experiences which we can share with each other. One of my friends is the most selfless person I know and it always encourages me to think more of other people and to not be too wrapped up in myself. I have another friend who is like a big kid. In a good way though. She just brings so much joy and a different dynamic to my life. Each of my friends through their friendship, bring different qualities to my life. You have something special to bring to your friends lives by being a quality friend to them. You never know how you being supportive, encouraging, uplifting or you just being there, or you just being you, is helping them along in their journey. If you haven’t been already I challenge you to be a better friend to the loved ones God has placed in your life. Start being more of a QUALITY friend. Do me a favor. Call your friends today or shoot them a text, or even shout them all out on social media and just let them know that they have a true and quality friend in you. Mean it and do it. It’ll mean the world to them and you’ll reap what you sow. When you're in your time of need you’ll find God pillowing you with amazing women/sisters to help you through life’s trails and to celebrate with you in life’s victories.