We love and cherish our old friends; they are part and parcel of our childhood, school years and so many life experiences. We know each other inside and out, we know our favorite things, our preferences, our choices, and so on. We have been school mates, stood up with each other at weddings and funerals, we have laughed and cried together, we have held each other up during all those things that life throws at us.
We may have had differences of opinions that have divided us for a time, but generally we forgive and forget, because after all, we are friends. Time, distance and circumstances may separate us from each other, but our hearts do not forget each other. We always find a way back to each other.
Then there are those new friends in life we meet along the way. They may come to us via people we know, or we may take a course or seminar and meet them there. For whatever reason, we are attracted to each other. It could be that we like the same things, that the same jokes make us laugh. We may share common interests, or view life the same way. We may meet and get that immediate “ah ha!'” moment when we know we have found another tribal member.
How fortunate we are when we know that we have made a new friend, or reconnected with an old one. How grateful we are to have those wonderful people in our lives that lift us up, change us for the better, make us better people. What a gift it is to find kindred spirits along this road of life.
How wonderful life is when we travel it with our friends. Today I am celebrating my old and new friends, and invite you to join me.