Today is day number 2 of 5 Days of Thankfulness. And what is today about you ask? My amazing friends.
As I’ve gotten older how I see my friends, what I expect of them, and what we need from each other has changed. It is hard to explain, but I’m happy to say that right how I have an amazing group of friends that get it. We all have our own lives, our own sets of problems and trials, our own schedules, our own families – but we still make time for each other.
I used to think that distance was a friendship killer. So much so that I was devastated when I found out my best friend was moving to Atlanta. She’d always been two hours away, which sucked, but that was doable. I could jump in the car after work and be there before dark. But another state? I was scared. I was so scared that the amazing relationship we had built would suffer. But guess what? It hasn’t.
We still talk everyday, we still see each other, and we still know that the other is there no matter what. It didn’t matter how far away from each other we were because we cared about each other, and that wasn’t going to change.
And I’ve realized that other friendships are able to withstand time and distance too. Just because you don’t see someone everyday, that doesn’t mean the friendship isn’t real. When months go by and you can sit down and talk like you just saw each other yesterday, you know its real.
But at the same time I’ve realized that we all need to make the most of the time with have with our friends, and our family. So one of my goals for myself is to make more time for the people I care about. Whether its a text, a phone call, an email, or a dinner date. I’m going to make sure to keep those connections strong. Because friends are the family you chose, and I want to make sure that mine knows how much I love them.