FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS
How are you all doing? I hope February is treating you well as expected because it is the season of love and I am sure you can feel the love in the air already?
Well, if you can't feel the love around you yet, put on your special love glasses, sit still and relax for it will come soon. You already know I've got your back here any day.
Meanwhile, being the season, I had wanted us to talk for a while about love. Yes, the kind of love that leaves you speechless and makes you longing for more.
Hey! Hold still, I can already hear your hearts pounding fast from the mention of love. Those of you who are in love be on the right hand side, those out of love be on my left and the ones who are in the "confused" category, hmmm! Move to the back please, while I table your case on the mountain.
Now that we are all seated, let me ask the question; what is love? How do you know you are in love?
Please write down your answers and pass them to the front for marking. No cheating please, and the #scholarsgang in our midst can ask for an extra sheet. Don't ask for my answer please because I am not in class today. Lol.
According to the Webster English dictionary, Love as a noun is an intense feeling of deep affection.
As a verb, it means to feel deep affection for someone or something.
I had a little conversation with my four years old about love and when I asked what it means she simply said "Love is love for friends" what innocence!
Friendship and love go hand in hand because love cannot be fully shown without people and connections with people/friends. Love goes beyond word, it only thrives in relationships with people. Love is relational that even God had to send His only son as a representative of how much His love is so you know He wasn't just professing love but He also meant it from the depth of His heart.
"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life."
John 6:16 (NLT)
Friends are a great asset and true friendship is an eternal treasure.
I am not talking about the type of friendship that makes your heart beat fast or cause butterflies in your stomach as love does. It is said that in love, two people having the most opposite of personalities have that attraction between them but in friendship, it is the case that all friends have similar tastes and personalities.
The type of friendship that truly has your back any day, no matter the situation.
A true friend offers unconditional love in all honesty and sincerity of heart to the extent that even if you want to be self sabotage, a true friend will not commit to your wish. I've had instances where it was very clear I was tending towards self sabotage and I am grateful for friends who will always hold my hands and pull me out from the pit, or walk with me through the mud even though at that time I felt their words were too hard on me, but guess what, truth they say is better and those who love it must be willing to swallow the bitter pill.
A true friend offers unceasing comfort.
"The encouragement and comfort we get from true friendship are the fuel we need to go through the journey of life"
Love in true friendship is reciprocal, you are not just at the receiving end only. There is also a need for you to water someone else to bloom. Make a conscious effort to truly be of help to someone.
This season of love, beyond all the paparazzi and noise of who is getting who gift and who is receiving singlet or garden egg as a gift? take time to invest in true friendship. (True story, I will gist you of how one time I got sliced bread as Valentine gift)
If you have That special person in your life who holds your hands and walk with you through the mud without minding the dirt, then you've struck gold. You have everything.
I am so blessed to have some amazing people in my life who constantly uphold me and keep giving me the fuel to go on even when it looks like I should give up. I blush every time I remember this.
|My friends are also crazy people!|
Friends who spur me to every good work
Friends with benefits
I have everything.
Dear friends, please forgive my coconut. I promise to be less of a coconut (inside joke) moving forward, or maybe not. I know you all still love me like that.
Mention that special person in your life and appreciate them in the comment section.
Happy Valentine's season.
Yes, I am starting early this year. Send in your gifts, no sliced bread, please.
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Who will be my special date on Valentine's day? "No bread insight". I repeat "No bread insight". In short, I jump over.
I wish you all a Most fulfilled week filled with awesome loving friendships.