Friends “Pay Forward” #11

I greet The Indwelling Healer.

Today’s “Pay Forward” is – Friends. Having a common cause or purpose, is the basic characteristic of friendship; that’s why it’s easy to have friends in Alcoholics Anonymous. Humans are users, and it is up to each of us as to how we use others and ourselves.  A.A. gives us the ability to choose our friends. A best friend is someone who will put up with our craziness and inadequacies but still accept us and be there for us. It’s helpful if we choose ourselves as a best friend, otherwise it will be difficult to accept another as a best friend. When our best friend does something wrong, dangerous, or stupid we can forgive them as if it’s for ourselves, because we are. A best friend is someone special; we are lucky to have one, but it takes a real commitment to keep nourishing it. If we include our Father with the two of us, we can have a Tri-partnership.  I do love our Father and all my Spiritual teachers. I am taught by His inspired words and my daily events; I want and need. I am learning to love all His creatures. Through practicing A.A.’s way of life, we can find our created purpose; all we need is given each of us. “I awoke this morning with devout thankfulness for my friends, the old and the new. Shall I not call God, the Beautiful, who daily shows Himself so to me in His gifts” Ralph Waldo Emerson.  Thy Love, Thy Will be done.