A friend in the storm 1

“One friend in a storm is worth more than a thousand friends in the sunshine.” 

Matshona Dhliwayo

The last season in the world has been one full of many different kinds of storms. With natural disasters, the global pandemic, political instability and disagreements among friends.

I have realised through the last few months, the beauty of finding one friend amid the storm, is worth way more than a summer full of parties and celebrations.

Someone who rings and asks how you are going?

Someone who texts you that they are praying, and actually pray.

Someone who drops off a little something they made for you.

These are very simple expressions of friendship that go a long mile in the difficulty of life’s storms.

So, whether you find yourself in a storm and need some help or whether you are in fact the friend, let’s remember the very small things that make a difference, when so many people across the world are hurting.

About Amanda

Amanda Viviers has published ten books and is a presenter on radio across New Zealand and Australia. She is also the co-founder of Kinwomen; a network created to inspire women to start conversations that matter. Head of Narrative for Compassion Australia, she is driven by a passion for social justice, she loves supporting projects for women in developing countries. Teaching women to live creative lives, beyond the circumstances, is something she pursues daily. Wife of Charl and Mum of Maximus and Liberty, she lives a creative life, longing to see people live inspired. Pinterest/ Twitter/ @Mandaviviers Instagram: @amandaviviers Facebook: @amandaviviersperth

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