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.”

Baltasar Gracian

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.

Bill Watterson

Got any questions or comments? Leave them below, and I will reply! Happy Friday Peeps!

– Shayna W.

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3 Discussion to this post

  1. Phoebe says:

    I absolutely love this post and whole heartily agree with the importance of friendships, Shayna. I’ve had my fare share of bad friendships, friendships that I’ve grown out of, and friendships that have lasted time and distance. Friendships, as you said, is so worth the courage to build, grow, and nurture. Here’s to friendships!

  2. Sara says:

    Recently I have started to become close with a few people in my community theatre group. However, the show just ended and as we attend different high schools we likely won’t see each other much for the next few months. How can I ensure that I don’t lose these friendships that have just started to grow?

  3. Deborah Batson says:

    I have a query. A friend and I started messagin each other Good Morning and Night texts at her suggestion, I am more of the poetic, emotional type and at first it was Great, this is now three years later and we’re still messaging each other but I find it isn’t as what should I say…Sweet… and though she always returns my greetings. I am wondering if I should stop or at least message less, she always says my messages are never boring but sometimes I wonder. What should I do, continue or stop?

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