Monthly Archives: January 2015
How we form friendships is amazing. Fascinating actually.
And so important.
I am always amazed by my great circle of friends. They are there for me in such a variety of ways. Through thick and thin.
There are those you can talk to about anything and everything even when you don’t see them that often. I saw a dear friend this week who I have known since we were 13. We don’t see each other often, but it feels exactly the same way when I see her
You have your friends that you know will be there to do anything for you at any time. When I was recovering from a long term illness, one of my friends came over and didn’t come to hold my hand or make me tea (she did all those things too) but she came and cleaned my toilets. I knew she was a friend for life when she did that.
They come from different sections of my life. They are of all ages. Both male and female. And all are part of my life for various reasons.
This past week has been really busy for me work wise. But amazingly enough within it all I have been able to see so many friends. I am so lucky that people I have worked with over the years have actually become friends so we get cross over from work meetings to coffee time!
But what does fascinate me is how we form friendships. What makes us connect with people. What makes friendships grow and last longer than others. Why do some friendships require more work than others but are yet just as valuable.
As the saying goes, you can’t choose your family but you can chose your friends. I am always so honoured when someone chooses me.
What do you find are the most important attributes of a friendship?
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Like millions of children, my son got turned on to reading because of Harry Potter. Until then, he would barely pick up a book. He became a huge reader and still is. Now that all the movies are over, maybe it is time to go back and read the books again. First book released 1997.
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I still remember exactly where I was when I heard Every Breath You Take. I was babysitting the worst kids ever for a whole summer. They were nastiest kids ever… seriously… I often wonder where they are now. The only thing that saved me was the park across the street where they were running a soccer camp and I befriended the adorable soccer coach. This song was so popular. And maybe like the song, I was stalking the soccer coach :-). Released 1983.
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A short quick read on being glass half empty or glass half full… or even better, paying attention to the pitcher of water.