Friendships are really important to me. I like to be a good friend and I like to have good ones and one of the ways to keep that going is to know that in friendship there’s a lot of give and take. Well, in mine anyway. It’s no secret that we have to maintain them in some sort of fashion, even if it’s to recognize the ebb and flow.
Friendships are like rivers, sometimes they’re wide when you need a lot and sometimes they’re narrow when you don’t need as much. They still move but at different speeds. I think I didn’t understand that when I was younger. I was a jealous friend. It was hard for me to see my close friends become close to other people. I finally learned that we can have a lot of friends to fulfill different needs we have and we can be a friend to many people for the same reason.
I work hard at staying connected to my friends, even though as I get older it’s not as frequent as I’d like. With our connectivity, I’m able to check in with them or reach out to them easily.
We text and email, we call and message through Facebook. We comment on blogs and Instagram photos and status updates, which are great.
We also see each other at dinner or lunch, we talk on the phone (I KNOW! THE PHONE!)
Because we’re all busy I’m patient and I know my friends are too when it comes to connecting. But I think it’s really important for our own well-being, so we have to make our friends a priority, however that takes form in this day and age.