Thank You for Being a Friend

I'm fortunate to have a great group of friends. I have a handful of people I consider my best friends, another handful of people that are great friends, and then a couple of handfuls of friends whose company I enjoy from time to time. My friends have weathered all my storms and provided much-needed stability and shoulders to cry on. They've been there to hear my frustrations, comfort me when the tears fall, be there for the important moments, are always down for a good time, and prop me up when I'm at my lowest. And they're invaluable for the great advice and wisdom they've dispensed over the years. They're like family to me and I'm forever grateful for their places in my life.

One of the best things to come out of this whole pandemic is that I'm finding myself spending more time with my friends, particularly my best friends. Before, life would get busy and we'd only make time about once a month to get together. Now, we're seeing each other no more than two weeks between and it's been quite nice. With so few things to go out and do, we've relied on each other to hang out and have something to do. It's been wonderful to connect more often and I feel closer to them than ever before.

But, more than just not having other things to do, it's been a stressful, hard time for all of us, and when times get rough, we count on our friends more than ever. I love and need my friends for all they are and all they do. I'm lucky and thankful for each and every one of them. So, to my friends: 

"There are good ships,
and there are wood ships,
the ships that sail the sea.
But the best ships
are friendships,
and may they always be."

 - Old Irish saying


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