My niece keeps in touch by mail but she writes on the backs of the fronts of old greeting cards. She simply trims off the rest of the cards and recycles the best, the pretty fronts to others. What an easy and inexpensive way to brighten the lives of others.

However some of us are like those cards. We only ever present our best selves (our fronts if you will) through every struggle and catastrophe, no matter what. We don’t wish to share our pain or our needs. Our pride keeps us from showing our desperation.

First pride, then the crash—the bigger the ego, the harder the fall. (Proverbs 16:18, MSG)

Why not swallow your pride, confess to a friend that you need some help, a listening ear, a few groceries. Let them have the blessing of helping you.

Prayer- Lord, thank you for friends that are willing to show their true selves. Amen.

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