Thursday, August 18, 2011

Thankful Thursday- Friendship

Growing up my parents told me I was mean and hard on my friends. I look back and then I look around and I think... they were right.

I don't have many friends currently, and I have less friends that have lasted for more than a year. Now don't get me wrong I have plenty of aquantenses and people to spend time with if I choose. And I am blessed with a handful of people that I know I can count on for anything. And a handful is more than some can say.

Today I had to tell someone I thought of as a friend farwell. I might be hard on my friends... I expect "a lot". I expect to be treated with respect and to have my time valued in the same way I try to value theirs.

I dont expect daily phone calls, emails or texts. And I dont get upset when plans change and cancellations occur.

When I am trying to make life changes to become the person I see myself being in the future unfortunalty that means some people are left behind. And so while that makes me sad, because familiar faces often give the best hugs and wipe away the tears no one else sees... I wont be treated like left overs.

So to my friends that I can count on and to the people who are positive and lift me up when I am down. Today I appreciate you. You help me remembering that whether the lining of the cloud is grey or silver is only a matter of the angle I choose to look at it.

Have a great Thursday! 
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