Why Friendship Makes Life Sweeter
I have had quite a few long term friendships.
My childhood best friend and I were best friends for ten years. My husband and I have been friends for 8 years… and my current best friend Breezy and I have been friends now for just as long as I have known my husband.
My life has been defined by a lot of deep and personal friendships.
This last week my husband went out of town for the weekend, and wasn’t able to make it to my brother in-law’s first race… I took Breezy. I also went rock climbing with some old church friends (Weslie & Chelsey… the twins pictured below…) hung out with two of my sister in-law’s, ran with my mom, snuggled with my husband to a couple of movies, and am going to be skyping with one of my close friends (Rebecca Cotter…) who moved to Hawaii, today. On top of all of that I work with Nikki (who, for those of you who don’t know, is my oldest sister) so I was with her 3 out of the 5 work days this week. My week has been defined by maintaining personal relationships weaved in with Daily tasks. (exercise,work,rest, etc.)
My point in telling you exactly what I did all week is to tell you that friendships and relationships are an investment. Life will swing so high you’ll feel on top of the world, and will swing so low you’ll wonder if you’ll ever stand tall again. If you have a community of people around you, it’ll be easier to get back up because they will help you up.
“True friendship multiplies the good in life and divides its evils. Strive to have friends, for life without friends is like life on a desert island… to find one real friend in a lifetime is good fortune; to keep him is a blessing.”
This months theme is bravery, and in my eyes one of the bravest things you can do is develop deep friendships, and keep them. It may hurt you sometimes, but more often than not it will only make life sweeter.
Things are never quite as scary when you’ve got a best friend.
Got any questions or comments? Leave them below, and I will reply! Happy Friday Peeps!
– Shayna W.