I am so lucky to have amazing friends.
Because I know I am not the easiest person to be friends with.
I fully admit it.
I have a very busy life.
I’m not glued to my phone like most people and therefore I don’t always return phone calls and texts promptly.
I don’t feel the need to “call and let us know you made it home safely”. (If my plane goes down, I’m sure you’ll hear about it.)
I rarely remember birthdays and have a complete disdain for those other “Hallmark Holidays” that keep greeting card companies in business.
I forget that I’m on Facebook and other social media and don’t “check-in” for months at a time.
And I often tell people the truth in a way that is…well…the truth.
But I love, love, love my girlfriends.
I know—and they know—that when it counts, I am going to be there.
I’m going to stop what I’m doing and come to you when you need me.
And I know that they will do the same for me.
Being a good friend isn’t about birthdays and holiday cards. It’s about weddings and funerals. It’s about divorce and depression, births and deaths, successes and failures. It’s about laughing until you wet your pants and crying on each other’s shoulders.
It’s about love.
I love my girlfriends!
And half of you don’t even read my blog.
But I love you anyway!
In the past month, I have been reminded of how much I love my friends and how much I miss them. I flew to Phoenix to celebrate a friend’s 50thbirthday. We lounge by the pool, we hike the hills, we talk about life and love and baseball and music and gun control. We make a sport out of eating and drinking (Damn…these girls can drink!). We have more fun in one week than most people do in a year. Michelle, Kate, Lauren, Chris, Carissa, Tracy…I love you guys!
Last weekend I flew to Cincinnati to attend the wedding of my BFF’s middle son. We laughed and danced and cried and celebrated until our bodies ached (mine still aches). I love you Leslie!
Good friends enrich your life in a way that nothing else does.
If you feel like you’re lacking in the friendship department, then I urge you to make finding a few good friends a real priority in your life.
You’ll be glad you did.
Cheers to good friends!