Monday, March 21, 2011


I’ve just spent a few days with some old friends. We get together maybe once a year and pick up where we left off.

I think that’s one of the gifts of good friends. You show up and the conversation begins almost where it ended the last time. There are a few fill in’s of late breaking events in each life, but essentially it’s camaraderie and laughter at the outset.

I remember when I was in high school a teacher said to the class that we would be lucky to have five good friends in our lifetime. I thought he was crazy and looked around at all the kids I called friends.
As one moves from teenage years to the twenties, into the thirties and decades beyond, the experience validates the high school teacher's statement.
People come into our lives for a reason, a season or a lifetime.
Five good longtime friends are unique. I’m certain I have five and more and I am very lucky.
Friendship begins with humor, fun light-hearted one-liners and grows rapidly through mutual interests into a bond of trust, truth and honesty. In the trust, there is a deep mutual respect for the gifts of the other. In the truth, there are the acknowledgements that if one succeeds in anything, both do and in the honesty, there is a simple sharing of the pain and pleasure of life.
I hope you are as fortunate as I am.

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