Had an almost 2 hour phone convo with one of my oldest friends last eve.
Love you Barbiegirl!
I love chats like that where we talk about everything and nothing, laugh and just enjoy.
It reminded me that I am truly blessed with the people who surround me.
There are friends who have come and gone over the years, but a core group has been there through it all. We may fight now and again, or not talk for a bit due to busy lives, but when push comes to shove we are there for one another!
It made me think about why some relationships work and some don't.
For me it is that I have stopped being the one who always gives. I want relationships (of ALL kinds)
where it is a back and forth, 50/50 is ideal of course, but I'll take 40/60...LOL.
In my past I was always the friend who called or initiated outings and talks, and was hurt with friends who didn't give back what I put into our relationships.
After many years I just learned that not everyone has the same views or needs in relationships and you have to accept the limitations others put on said relationships.
There have been friends who say how close we are, yet if one of us were to move the amount of contact is drastically reduced. Others whom have taken advantage of innate kindness and seemed genuinely confused when this could or would upset me?
Having experienced these less than perfect friendships illustrate what I truly want in all my future ones.
Including, but not limited to trust, love, kindness, laughter, humor and shared adventures.
Cheers to the girls who make my life better every single day.
AKS, DK, D &Barbiegirl you are my core which gives me strength every day.
SBell, A, C and R thanks for the smiles and times shared over wine & walks!