Several weeks ago I received an e-mail from a friend that said, “You might wanna blog about this sometime.” She went on to talk about friendships and was wondering how we fall into friendships in life? Are we attracted to others because of like interests? Or is it opposite interests? What makes us remain friends through the years? Well, since I wake up with “nuttin” so many mornings,
you thought I planned this stuff?, I made a mental note of this e-mail.
I re-read the message this evening. It made me think about friends that have come and gone in my life. They were true and real at the time. But moves and time and life happens. And suddenly it’s been a few years since you’ve talked. You always treasure the friendship and memory in your heart, but either you or they, or maybe both (?) have taken a different direction. It. Just. Happens.
People are placed in our life for a reason. Some good. Some ~ well, not so good. Some for forever and others are just for that moment when you chit-chat at the grocery store. (You know what I’m talking about. You leave thinking to yourself, ‘I think we could be friends’.)
I don’t have any answers, dear Delores. It is my thinking that friendships either happen or they don’t. You have left me pondering. But perhaps your most pertinent question of the e-mail was this; “ I wonder if they ever hide Snicker Bars in the back of the freezer to enjoy with coffee on a day when they need some cheering.” This should be the basis for every relationship. Period.♥
Here’s to friends, present and past. To those we meet in blog world. And to those that could have happened ~ had we been in line at the post office at the same time. 🙂
Happy Friday 🙂 And much love to Delores ♥