I’ve been so thankful for God-ordained friendships lately. Do you everΒ have moments like that? Where you leave a lunch date orΒ get off the phone and realize that person understands a core part of who you are? In honor of the amazing women in our lives, let’s finish the following sentence.

A good friend is like…

– A pair of fuzzy slippers — Comforting, supportive, and hard to part with. (In honor of Denise Hunter’s interview last week. :))
– A shot — Willing to poke you where it hurts, but they always bring healing.
– A box of chocolates (cue Forrest Gump voice) — Sweet, sometimes nutty, and full of surprises.
– A La-Z-Boy recliner — They beckon you to stay awhile.
– Elastic-waist sweatpants — No matter how much you grow or shrink, they’ll hang with you forever.

Your turn. What is a good friend like? Or what traits do you most admire in your friends?

*photo by John Kasawa / FreeDigitalPhotos.net



A Good Friend Is Like…
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34 thoughts on “A Good Friend Is Like…

  • February 1, 2012 at 7:14 am

    I love this list, especially the elastic waist one. I admire honesty and goodness. I like humor too. πŸ™‚

    • February 1, 2012 at 2:56 pm

      Ya gotta have humor when elastic waists are involved, don’t you, Jessica? πŸ™‚

  • February 1, 2012 at 7:33 am

    A good friend is like a great cup of coffee. Strong without being overpowering, warm, motivating, and always making me smile. Fun post, Sarah!

  • February 1, 2012 at 8:51 am

    A good friend is like a treasure chest. You know good things are stored inside.

  • February 1, 2012 at 9:00 am

    You are a good friend. Wendy-esque. Too cute.

    Whirlybird maple tree seeds. They make us look up in wonder!

    • February 1, 2012 at 2:58 pm

      Definitely Wendy-esque, isn’t it? But nothing could be as Wendy-esque as whirlybird maple tree seeds. Love it.

  • February 1, 2012 at 9:39 am

    Love this list! So cute, Sarah.

    Yep, I’ve experienced the shot one and have had to be the one to give the shot. For a good friend, it’s just as hard (or maybe harder) to give the shot than it is to receive one. A good friend doesn’t relish telling another something difficult, but does it when it’s needed.

    • February 1, 2012 at 2:59 pm

      Oh man, those conversations are hard to have, aren’t they, Lindsay? And you’re right…Being the shot giver is just as difficult.

  • February 1, 2012 at 10:02 am

    A good friend is like finding the remote under cushions and blankets after the kids have gone to bed yet done their best to lose it.

  • February 1, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    A friend is like a cup of hot chocolate – sweet and warm to keep life’s chills away.

    • February 1, 2012 at 3:00 pm

      Oohhh, I love it, Loree! And I have a sudden hankering for a cup of hot chocolate now too. πŸ™‚

  • February 1, 2012 at 12:07 pm

    A good friend is like a park bench on a glorious spring day–warm and inviting.

    • February 1, 2012 at 3:01 pm

      We’re having some of that spring-like weather here today, Keli. Love your analogy!

  • February 1, 2012 at 12:46 pm

    My favorite quality in a good friend is the ability to be real – to be herself, instead of pretending everything is peachy when things aren’t.

    • February 1, 2012 at 3:02 pm

      Good point, Stacy. Being authentic isn’t always easy, but it brings so much more depth to our friendships.

  • February 1, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    A good friend is you. πŸ™‚ I loved our lunch date! You’re such a blessing to me. {oh, and a good friend is like fine chocolate–good quality}

    • February 1, 2012 at 3:03 pm

      Thanks, Melanie. You know this post tumbled out of me after our lunch, right? πŸ™‚

  • February 1, 2012 at 2:52 pm

    When I read “a shot,” I thought you meant a shot of liquor. Lol! I guess that one could work too πŸ˜‰

    • February 1, 2012 at 3:05 pm

      LOL, Julie! Hmm, maybe I should have specified a flu shot or something… πŸ™‚

    • February 1, 2012 at 4:30 pm

      Works for me! πŸ˜‰

  • February 1, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    A good friend is like a perfect pair of boots … or a perfect pair of jeans … you keep them forever because they are so comfortable!

  • February 1, 2012 at 5:14 pm

    A nice sweater. Soft, warm and cozy. I have maybe three really close friends. Two of them have been with me when I have had dark days and vice versa.

    • February 1, 2012 at 7:38 pm

      Hi Cecelia! That’s a true test of friendship, isn’t it? The friends who walk through dark days with us are definitely keepers.

  • February 1, 2012 at 11:07 pm

    not mine, but a favorite:

    A good friend Is like a good bra…hard to find, supportive, comfortable, always lifts you up, never lets you down or leaves you hanging, and is always close to your heart.

    gotta love that. πŸ™‚

  • February 2, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    Wonderful descriptions. I like that good friends are like soft mattress–you can fall and they will catch you. Always:)

  • February 2, 2012 at 4:59 pm

    I value loyalty in a friendship. They stick with you no matter how tempting it is to bail out.

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