Word Wednesday - Verity




noun, plural ver·i·ties

1. the state or quality of being true; accordance with fact or reality: to question the verity of a statement.
2. something that is true, as a principle, belief, idea, or statement: the eternal verities.

Two of my dear friends - The verity of our friendship is unquestionable.

I chose "verity" as today's word because I've been trying to find the right word to identify or define the people and relationships in our lives that are truly genuine.

I realize I've been quite blessed because I have several very special friends in my life.  I think most of us would consider ourselves quite lucky to have even just one genuine friend who we could call any time of the day or night, and know they'd be there for us.  I feel so fortunate to have a few of those special friends and friendships. The verity of some of those friendships has actually been put to the challenge, or test, with midnight phone calls to seek assistance for one thing or another. If someone answers that midnight call, you know you have a friend for life.

I've been reflecting on the friendships in my life and lately I've had overwhelming feelings of gratitude for my dear friends.  I've been thinking about the people in my life who have known me for decades and have seen me through both the very best and the very worst, and they're still here.  These friends have become like family and I know they'll be in my life forever.