I wasn’t sure what I wanted to talk about with you all today, so I simply started typing. Even after a few words I knew what this was going to be about. Friends and Friendships. For those of you who have been blessed with numerous people in your lives, I am very happy that you can meet people who share similar interests. Sadly not everyone is able to meet people who they are comfortable with opening up to and allowing into their private lives.

I am one of those people.

Don’t get me wrong I have a few close friends that I cherish and communicate with often. However I also feel like I’m missing out on that special relationship of a best friend. I know that most people establish that best friend in their school years, but I never was able to, I wish I could post a help wanted ad to find that person.

I’m not necessarily looking for a friend for a specific activity, I’m really looking for a friend (or a small group) that I can talk to, be able to vent to and trust them as I would do for them. My ideal best friend will be the one that I can laugh with, drink wine with, and know she always has my back.

I’ve had many friends in the past and most of the time, we simply grew apart. I do recall one friendship that ended rather bluntly with zero communication on her side. Sadly that was a friendship I had for over 25 years. I discovered that she had unfriended me on Facebook and that was her way of ending our friendship. Not very mature for a woman in her 40’s.

So those friends I do have that seem to care about me, I cherish and only want to help them be the best they can be. I’m there to listen, empathize, and I’m not afraid to provide them a safe haven. When I “adopt” a friend, it’s usually not done spur of the moment, and I’m not going to give up on them. They are my friend for life.

I hope you know that you all are special to me, I’m sharing things with you that I may not have shared with anyone else. Leave a message in the comments about what you and your friends do together.

Be strong, be beautiful, be you

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