Return On Investment

Friends Are Friends Forever

Tonight I had the opportunity to spend time with some really great friends. One I’ve been friends with for nearly 18 years. The other I’ve been friends with for more than 7 years. And I have spent SIGNIFICANT time in multiple situations with each of them.

The Kind of Friends You Keep

These are the kind of friends that no matter how much distance separates you… no matter how rarely you get to be together… you just instantly pick up right where you left off.

These are the kind of friends who get your sense of humor, but would laugh anyway even if they didn’t.  These are the kind of friends who would help you move. These are the kind of friends you love reliving old memories with as you make new memories.


Somehow, tonight felt like a return on the investment of time and love over the years. Tonight, I harvested the benefit of friendship planted over those years. 

And you know what? I don’t regret a moment or a dollar of that investment. I can’t recall feeling put out or burdened by making that investment. All I have are good memories made & renewed tonight. Tonight was compounded yield on investment made.


Do you have those kind of friends in your life? If so, you have much to be thankful for. If not, I encourage you to find someone and begin making that kind of long-term investment of time and love. Trust me, years from now that love will come back to you & you’ll be glad you did.


Author: Allen Chapin

- Christian, husband, dad, friend, leader, author and speaker - Life Purpose = Love & Encourage, Offering Grace & Hope - Life Motto = Living for the applause of nail-scarred hands - Life Verse = Matthew 25:21

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