Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Some thoughts on friendship

This came on the weekly MOPS newsletter and I loved it and wanted all of my "best friends" to know this made me think of you.

Have a great day.

I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and the new.
(Ralph Waldo Emerson)

Best Friends
Marcie Ciha, Council Coordinator

My husband laughs at me when I tell him to turn up the radio because my "favorite" song is playing. My favorite song list is at least 50 songs long. I have a lot of favorites because it all depends on my mood that particular day. Each song stirs up a variety of emotions and memories.
However, I'm the exact opposite when it comes to friendships. I truly desire to have one "best" girlfriend. One person I can relate to, share the deep secrets of my heart with and connect with on a deep spiritual level. The problem is whenever I think I have found her, typically, she moves away. This leaves me completely crushed. So what is the point – why go through the heartache?
As I listened to my daughter Victoria the other day, telling me about her best friend, I realized this was a different best friend from just the other day. Yet to her, for that day, she had a best friend. It didn't matter to her the length of time their friendship would last. She was willing to invest herself in another person regardless of any future pain. Even if a friendship is short lived, her reaction to the situation is completely different from mine. She mourns the loss and tries to keep in touch, but is always eager to find another best friend. She is never cautious to reach out to another person. She gives it her all.It’s time I learned from my daughter. I want to "be" a best friend first and foremost, just like Victoria. I want to relax and enjoy my friend as long as I possibly can. It’s time to invest in someone else's life just as so many have taken time to invest in mine.


Em said...

Neat thoughts, Aubrey. As "they" say, "Love like you'll never get hurt." If we approach all of our relationships that way, we are more open to all of the possible joys. Now...to put it into practice... :)

I love you and look forward to seeing you next week!

Kate said...

Kids can teach us so much if we sit back and look at the world through their eyes.

I'm looking forward to seeing you guys next weekend!
Love you.