Don’t walk in front of me, I may not follow; don’t walk behind me, I may not lead; walk beside me, and just be my friend.”—— Albert Camus
I saw this quote and just had to share it. I like it a lot. It makes me think about the relationships I have with various people scattered throughout my life (at least those outside my immediate family). You know the ones – those that are truly meaningful in your life. Sure many of us have tons of friends. I mean just look at facebook – some people have hundreds, if not thousands, of friends.
While I am blessed to have as many friends as I do, I am further blessed by the fact that I have a small group of friends who truly fit into the quote above. For me, that list of friends can be counted on one hand. They are a group of friends I would do anything for.
That small group of friends are the ones who walk beside me – not in front or behind – but beside me. We share life. We share stories. We help. We listen. We cry. We laugh. We hang out.
Life is just better with them in my life.
So take the time to be a thumb in someone’s life. Be someone who is be counted on another’s hand as a blessed friend.