FRIDAY REFLECTIONS: Silly Friends

March 30, 2012 at 9:28 PM 4 comments

A heartfelt tribute to "silly" friends

Don’t you love having a friend you can be yourself with?

Someone who enjoys your company, laughs at your jokes, and just naturally “gets” who you are?

Someone you can be serious, spontaneous, or downright silly with…depending on the need of the moment?

Yesterday I had a day like that with one of my favorite “silly” friends. Her name is Debbie and she’s quite a remarkable lady. From her gorgeous smile to her easygoing manner and deeply insightful heart, she’s the real deal. But yesterday I happily discovered she’s also kind of a goofball, in the very best sense of the word. Before we knew it, what started out as a simple lunch date turned into a no-holds-barred convertible ride (with Sheryl Crow playing at full blast), a last-minute decision to see a super-intense movie, and a rendezvous with friends afterwards for laughs, appetizers, and “lemon-wedge” smiles.

And while we didn’t change the world, we did experience the simple joys of friendship. What a gift.

Yet we’ve also shared the more complex side of friendship. We’ve talked for hours, listening deeply to each other’s joys and frustrations. We’ve talked about marriage, children, vocation, calling (and even theology!) from each of our own personal perspectives. Maybe that’s what made yesterday’s simply joys all the more sweet.

I hope you’ve had a wonderful week and are looking forward to a relaxing weekend. And I especially hope you have friends in your life you can laugh, cry, and truly be yourself with. If not, keep an eye out for people who are warm-hearted and authentic. I know from experience that they’re out there – as I’m honored to have several such wonderful people who are part of my life. Keep looking til you find yourself a good “silly friend.” Believe me, it’s well worth the effort…and the wait.

As C.S. Lewis once said, the very best kind of laughter is among those who take each other seriously.

Amen to that!

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  • 1. Karen Cron  |  April 2, 2012 at 4:24 PM

    Yay! You really captured the essence of “silly and complex” friendships! How dearly our Lord values friendship, considering the fact that he seems to give us just the right ones! Knowing you, I’ll bet you’ve imagined him riding along in your little sports car and making lemon wedge faces together. Happy Monday!

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    • 2. Kimosphere  |  April 2, 2012 at 5:05 PM

      Yes, I must admit, the Lord and I are “silly friends” too!

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  • 3. Kim Avery  |  April 3, 2012 at 8:54 AM

    Friends are one of life’s greatest pleasures ~ a picture of God in skin.

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    • 4. Kimosphere  |  April 3, 2012 at 9:01 AM

      Yes, I agree!

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