I've been thinking about my friends and how important they are to my life. I spent four days last week with one of my best friends, Sarah. I only get to see her a few times each year because I moved to Florida. The time I spend with her is special.
Friends make everything better--in both good times and bad. They are cheerleaders, sounding-boards, and counselors. They celebrate and cry with us.
Being with Sarah made me appreciate our relationship even more. It's not easy staying close to each other because of our distance, but we make it work. I know I can call her and she'll be there for me and the same goes for her. What a gift we have!
I've let long-distance friendships fade in the past and I've ended up mourning their loss. I've regretted not putting the time into those relationships. I was too busy or exhausted to make the effort. Have you experienced something similar?
I'm going to reach out to an old friend this week and try to rekindle our relationship. By doing this I'm giving myself a gift. Do you have a similar situation? If so, how about you join me and reach out to a friend you haven't spoken with in a while. Our friend will be reminded of how special she is and that's what really matters. In the end only relationships matter.
Have a great week!