My friend Amy is sweetness personified. She gives great meaning to the word friendship. On days when I forget that people can be kind and loving, I remember her. Do you have someone like that? Someone who gives hope to humanity? Amy is the kind of friend I wanted for a long time, someone who wasn’t just fun to be around, but made me feel as though they my presence was needed to.
Whenever a friend of mine travels, I always joke that they should pack me in their suitcase. In a way Amy did. When she came back with unexpected gift, I felt I had touched the Hawaiian sands with her. I live vicariously through my friends. I love hearing their tales and adventures about what they saw, did, and who they met, not just when they travel but in their day to day life.
These days, it’s hard to make real friends. I sometimes will stumble across ads or blogposts where people are both openly and discreetly asking for a friend. It makes my heart ache. Friendship can be a real life saver. I know there are numerous people who wouldn’t have made it to where they are, or even chosen to stay alive if it weren’t for their friends. Yet, despite the fact that we all need one, it’s not so easy to find that kindred spirit, and if you do it often feels short lived.
Perhaps people have been let down so many times they no longer care to put in the effort to make friends. Or they don’t really know what being a friend actually entails. If you have a friend, cherish them. They aren’t as easy to come by these days. But to have one, just one person you can talk to, laugh with and be yourself around is true blessing.