I have a friend that is very sensitive this person struggles with depression and anything you say can trigger it, throwing off his whole day. I got upset with him over some work we were doing together and spoke without thinking first. This hurt his feelings and he stopped speaking to me for a couple of months, he wouldn’t even return my texts to let me know he was alive. I talked to God about the way that I felt and was sorry for the ill words that were spoken. One day I was parked in a parking lot talking on the phone and saw my friend walking down the street so I wrapped up my conversation and yelled to my buddy. He didn’t look happy to see me but he met me half way anyhow. I told him how sorry I was for speaking to him in that manner and that I missed working and just speaking to him in general, then told him that I loved him. The look on his face was priceless as it changed from being upset to an almost sad but relieved look. I wrapped my arms around him and said that I would be around if he needed anything, a day later he called and we were able to spend a great day together. In our day to day routine, do we take the time out to say “I love you”, or make amends to someone we have wronged, do we stew in our anger and blow them off? Take the time today to relieve yourself and another by giving a hug and an apology. Tell them that you love them, making the bond of friendship even stronger.
Published by Matthew, Karen, and God
Karen Guthrie, a retired Bank Manager, Vice President, and Matthew Moore, who works in construction, are members of the same church. In March 2014, they both joined the Oakdale Rescue Mission Board of Directors. They started sharing their stories with one another on how God has greatly impacted their lives. View more posts