Friends

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I’m grateful for my friends. I have many friends, a handful of close friends and one best friend. My family members are dear friends, and my man is my friend. I love them all and feel blessed to have them in my life.

Over the years I’ve made mistakes with friends. I’ve lost friends over misunderstandings and pride. I’ve jumped to conclusions and I’ve made decisions too quickly. I have been hurt because of my behavior.

I miss a couple people who are no longer in my life, because I realize how special they were to me and the importance of the connection. I think about old friends and some old boyfriends and wonder how they are… If they ever think of me…

I have regrets, but I’m also thankful I had the courage to end some unhealthy friendships.

I’ve learned.

Today, I have the greatest circle of friends. I know life is crazy and people change. I know I’m crazy and I sometimes change but I plan to weather every storm with these amazing people, my soul mates, my friends for life.

22 thoughts on “Friends

  1. As I read this, a thought from Kahlil Gibran popped into my mind, “And when you part from your friend, you grieve not, for that which you love most in him may be clearer in his absence, as the mountain to the climber is clearer from the shore.” Friends are a treasure! Gail

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  2. Friendships take a lot of work to maintain. Some of my favorite friendships are with those you don’t necessarily see all that often, but when you do, you make it count. And you are able to make up for lost time like it never even happened. It is a blessing to have those kinds of relationships in our lives. Just a great reminder that you don’t have to see your friends all the time to know they are still your friends. Life gets busy for all of us. It is nice to not assume expectations and to just make the moments count when we are able to!

    As for those lost friendships, just try to remember that they were in your life for a reason, and equally so, are currently not in your life for a reason. At the time, it was important that they were there, but now, other people have taken priority. I am someone who easily gets nostalgic, but I have to remember that my life is no less great now that it was in the past, it is just different.

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  3. Great post! I, too, have made mistakes in my friendships and have lost friends as a result. I also have cut friends out on purpose because they ended up being a continual negative drain on my life and time with family. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Thank you for this challenge! I have seen a lot of friends come and go in my life and have kept the 2 most amazing friends that are so precious to me, one being my favorite Author😃

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  5. I’ve always treated the word ‘friend’ with the greatest respect. In my lifetime (now a very young 62), I’ve had less than ten people I would call ‘friend’. I’ve had hundreds of acquaintances, but to be classed as a friend, they had to be something more.

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