Sometimes life deals us some tough blows which can cause us considerable pain.
Often, we feel we have to face the music alone, as no one around would be really interested in our problems, simply, because most people have got problems of their own.
We all need at least one good friend.
Someone we trust.
Someone who will listen, while we unload our worries off our chest.
Someone who won’t blab our innermost secrets around the internet or the neighbourhood.
Someone who probably can’t solve our problems, but who cares enough to share our concerns.
Someone who perhaps just gives us a hug when we are feeling low.
If we’ve got that type of friend, we are fortunate indeed. If we don’t, then maybe it’s time we did something about developing the type of relationship that will enable us to have a real friend.
This may be a difficult suggestion for some people, who might find it hard to relate to others, or who might be reticent to expose their innermost thoughts and feelings. But as many will testify, there’s no doubt it can be tough if we try and go it alone in this life.
It’s been said, ‘To have a friend, we first need to be a friend’. So, that could be a good starting point for us.
Let’s resolve to try and do something about it.
I’m Peter Mack and that’s life.