Friendships are for the soul

I started my morning looking forward to seeing a friend from college. I consider her one of my best friends even though we don’t see or talk to each other as often as some other people. She is the kind of person that brings a lot of light to your life and I was looking forward to hearing about everything going on in her life.
On the way there, I returned a phone call to one of my other best friends since high school. She lives in Oregon now but we stay in touch and update each other on our lives often. We actually became friends by her telling me crazy stories in Chemistry class, and let me tell you, she always has a story. Anyway, she told me one of her stories on my 30 minute drive to brunch and she never ceases to amaze me with her life. She comes into contact with the most interesting people and I love hearing about it. Especially because it always works out for her in the end, whew! But she is real homey that I know I can always count on, she’s family.
Back to my friend from college that I went to meet for brunch, she also has amazing stories, but they are definitely different. They are lighter and are pretty much just good from start to finish. And I love hearing my friends doing well!

I have had periods in my life where I have curled up into a ball and took shelter in a corner away from everyone, including friends and family. Luckily, they are always there for me when I need them but sometimes I feel bad for needing them. Of course, if the roles were reversed, I would be there for them in a heart beat for as long as they needed. Just to be clear though, I’m the least clingy person/friend. I’m the friend that is almost too laid back! But I digress. The point is that, I absolutely adore my friends because they give me a very unique joy that I can only get from them as individuals.

There was a quote I heard in high school that has stuck with me and it was, and I’m paraphrasing, “Live each day as if it were your last, dream as if you’ll live forever”. I live by that! I take the time to tell my loved ones how much they mean to me because you never know! AND I who doesn’t want to hear how loved they are?

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