About mid way thought the day I was pretty frustrated. Too many times in my life I feel like no matter what do, people run away from my attempts at friendship. Which makes me all the more grateful for the friends I do have.
Through a fun combination of things Wednesday evenings have turned into friend days. A couple that I continue to get closer and closer to and I, do our best to get together at least this one day a week. I have known the husband since we were teenagers, but his wife is a new growing friendship that I deeply cherish. We tell each other stories, good and bad. There are moments we laugh uncontrollably and those we wish we had the words to make each others troubles disappear. Our interests are similar, but thankfully not identical. After all more of the same is rarely fun.
This evening was a girls night. We picked up some froyo and ate it while swinging at a little playground. Then I did one of my favorite things and went for a walk. She is new to the area so I try to wonder where she has never been to give her a better idea of where things are. It is also very fun to get her a little lost and confused, but I always make sure she recognizes a landmark or two.
As we wandered I was reminded once again that the friendships worth having will always come into your life when you least expect it, but need it most. I have few friends and for the most part those I have are far away. But true friends are always together, and thankfully just a phone call, txt or message away.
Tomorrow will be a little bit easier and I will become a stronger me everyday.