Today I am inspired by friendships. One of the most valuable things in my life are my family and my friends.
I am inspired by the love and warm feelings felt by the friends that are in my life daily. The bond.
I am inspired by the connections with friends whom you may not see very often but when you do there is no awkwardness. It is comfortable, as if we are frequently in each other’s company.
I am inspired by those who I barely know but welcome me with open arms.
All of these frienship types I have experienced this week. Today I am grateful I have experienced them and confident that I will again.
Talking on the phone with life long friends. Sharing our joys and concerns.
A text message out of the blue from a dear friend telling me she is having surgery. That she was unsure about sharing it but then knew she should.
Lunch with friends we haven’t see for two years. Greeting each other with a hug. Chatting, sharing stories of our girls, sharing food and wine. Promising not to leave it two years before our next get together.
Friends whom I have an online connection with, who are connected through our admiration for one rock star. Friends who I have meet in person just one other time, welcoming me with a smile, introducing me to others, dancing and singing together in a night to celebrate the life and music of our idol.
There are strong friendships, there are frienships based on a common interest. There are life long friendships and friendships that hang around for a season or a reason. Friendships change with time. Some disappear, some become stronger, others static.
To me friendships are not just inspirational but necessary. They bring joy, love, support and learnings into my life.
Friends; a valuable aspect of my who I am.