I am counting my gifts all the way to one thousand of things to be grateful for. I am grateful for gifts of friendships.
When I suffered from depression, I lost a lot of friends. No one understood. I can't blame them really. It was a very ugly time and even I didn't like who I had become whilst in the darkness. I was unable to love people as I had not yet realised how much I was loved by my King. But there was One who did understand. There was One who loved me regardless. There was One that I cried out to and asked Him to rescue me from my depression - and He did.
I did have one woman whom I had a dysfunctional friendship with at the time I cried out to Him to save me from the depression. She ended our friendship one day, rather abruptly, over a FB comment I had made. I didn't see it at the time, but He removed her from my life as the friendship was destructive. I grieved our friendship and missed her deeply. But years later I can see that our unhealthy friendship was not helping either of us.
#136 Friends that tell me they miss me on Facebook since deleting my FB account
#137 Friends that lift me up when I feel I can't go on
#138 Friends that I have never met in real life but our online friendships are a treasure to me
#139 Friends that sms me to tell me they are praying for me
What are you thankful for? What are the gifts in your world? Would you like to join me in finding one thousand gifts in your life?
Still taking lessons from the King,