Friends can make the difference in whether it is a good day or a bad day

Every day is like a mixed bag of emotions. You just never know.

Some days I feel like I am a kid. Some days I feel like the grandma I am. Some days I experience every ache and pain in the book. Those days I get a little down in the mouth. That’s when I am so glad that God has surrounded me with people who live life intentionally no matter how they feel.

It’s been awhile since I’ve taught Bible study on a Tuesday morning and I just need a fix. So, will you step back in time with me? I was having one of those overwhelming weeks we all seem to get ourselves into on occasion. My feelings were not the best, y’all. That was until I got to the church and in came the girls.

Two of my favorite ladies were coming to Tuesday morning Bible study. These gals make my day. Pat has been transplanted from up North and Luverne also hails from the frigid climes to winter with us where the sun is supposed to shine.

These girls weren’t going to let a little bleak forecast dictate their moods or their mode of transportation to Bible study. They revved up the engine on the ol’ Gold Wing bike, hopped on board and made the trip to the parking lot where they lightened my mood.

I laughed even harder when they opened the “glove box” on the motorcycle, removed their helmets and took a brush to their hair. Got to look good, no helmet head for them.

Their exuberance didn’t stop at the way they made an entrance, it carried on into the way they jump in to help others. They volunteer, they chaufer, they call and they care.

These women are amazing. Yes, they are loving but very forthright and honest. They give the best hugs and add spice to anybody’s day. I want to be like them. They are my example as they follow Christ.

That’ll preach. There will be days when we don’t “feel” like we are on top of the world; maybe the bottom might be more like how our day is going. Friends make the difference. Friends who choose to look at life with an attitude of living each day to the fullest.

These friends are the kind that know the meaning of Jeremiah 17:8, “For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, who spreads out its roots by the river, and shall not fear when heat comes, but its leaf shall be green; and shall not be ... He will be like a tree firmly planted by streams of water, Which yields its fruit in its season And its leaf does not wither; And in whatever he does, he prospers.”

They do not live conventionally, but faithfully to their God and to the moments that He gives for us to fully live! Lead the way girls and make my day.

Kandi Farris, a freelance correspondent, also is a speaker on matters of faith and values.