I’m amused by the amount of people who find validation in the number of online followers they have. That bears importance only for business purposes. For those who boast of having thousands of followers, ask yourself how many of those followers will be there when you need help paying your mortgage or to keep you from getting your car repossessed?
From the time I was in grade school, I had four best friends. We went through high school together. A few of us attended college together, while the others attended college out of state. Despite the distance, we always made a point to get together a few times each year and especially during the holidays. While I’ve developed other close and special friendships over the course of my life, fifty years later, these four ladies remain my best friends. They’ve shared some of my happiest moments and some of the saddest. We’ve always been there for one another, the mark of true friendship.
So don’t worry if you only have a few hundred friends on social media. Find two or three loyal, die-hard friends and forget about the other 997 followers.
‘Friends come and friends go, but a true friend sticks by you like family.’ ~ Proverbs 18:24