True Friendship isn't about being inseparable, its being separated and nothing changes.
Today I called an old friend I hadn’t talked to in a while. As we caught up, shared stories, and laughed, I wondered why I let so much time go by since I’d last given her a call.
We don’t live close to each other so grabbing a drink or hitting up a yoga class isn’t an option. But really connecting with her, sharing pieces of my life, and receiving the pieces she wants to give doesn’t require specific geography.
We can be great friends to each other, despite the distance, if we choose to make the effort. If we remember to make the time, we can have those types of meaningful, fulfilling conversations that make us feel seen, understood, appreciated, and supported.
Then I started to think about all the times when I’ve gotten busy and lost touch with friends who live right down the street–times when I got caught up in everything going on in my life and forgot to nurture my relationships.
We need meaningful connections with other people.
Not everyone has to be a close friend, but it’s integral to our happiness that we show people who we truly are, allow ourselves to know them in return, and then remind each other through actions—small or large—that we care.
We never need to be or feel alone in this world, but it’s up to us to create and allow opportunities to be together, enjoy each other, and be there for each other. It’s up to us to make our relationships priorities.
With this in mind, I recently asked on Facebook, “What does it mean to be a true friend?” I compiled some of the ideas that resonated strongly with me (some of them paraphrased or slightly altered for ease of reading). Article Source tinybuddha
I am truly grateful for the ones who've met me along my life's journey. Some Like my lovely friend "LL" has been a person I've admired for so long, she's a ray of sunshine on a cloudy day, the California sunset that allows you to daydream, simply offering the inspiration I need to keep me on track. She will never understand how much I admire her, but she's a true example of a woman. Today I entered in my journal, "As an on-looker I've always been proud of her and she's been a inspiration to my life going forward." Sometimes individuals don't realize how their life has affected someone else. I am so grateful for her friendship.
A true friend is someone who excepts your past, supports your present, & encourages your future...
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