From Chicken Soup for the Soul Daily Inspirations for Women

December 16

When my friend, Sadie, was taken to the emergency room, I rushed over to be with her as soon as I received the news.

Sadie was both surprised and pleased to see me.“How did you get them to let you in?” she asked.

I knew Sadie needed a friend to comfort her, so on the drive over I had decided that if worse came to worst, I would be forced to tell a lie and say I was Sadie’s sister.

After I explained all this to Sadie, she threw back her head in hearty laughter. While I was trying to figure out why she was laughing, I glanced down at our clasped hands—my very white one held gently between her two black ones.

June Cerza Kolf

Friends are sisters under the skin.

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