-1 John 4:15, 16 New International Version-
Some of these people jump from one relationship to another, regularly mislead, and can never seem to get their head above water in any form. At times, they will offer their word, but never follow through, and other times they will only call when they need a favor. I don't need these kinds of people in my life and I decided years ago to leave them out. Of course, I now have a short list of friends. Hmm, perhaps I have always had a short list of friends.
Since I am now on the second half of my journey, with a few more gray hairs and a lot more experience, I want to spend my time with people that truly want to live and love. Yes, I desire to spend my moments with people that don't just exist on the surface but have acquired some substance. These people seem few and far between. Yet, I will still seek with the hope to discover them.
As I adventure, I most likely will alter some of my views, yet, I don't expect to change many of my values. My word will still be my bond. However, since I now sometimes seem to forget, I may have to write a few notes.
Moreover, with friends and sometimes relative strangers, I will call just to say, "Hello," and to ask "How are you?" I will live fully and love completely. Most importantly, when my final curtain closes, I hope people remember that I didn't just put on a good show, but that I put God at the front and center of the stage.