“A friend is one that knows you as you are, understands where you have been, accepts what you have become, and still, gently allows you to grow.”
– William Shakespeare
“True friendship multiplies the good in life and divides its evils. Strive to have friends, for life without friends is like life on a desert island… to find one real friend in a lifetime is good fortune; to keep him is a blessing.”
– Baltasar Gracian
One of the best things that make life worth living is the absolute, undiluted joy of having a real friend/s. My definition of friendship is a relationship between two people that oozes purity, benevolence and is void of judgement and pretense. It is a safe retreat, an inner circle that provides solace, an everyday luxury. Who is that friend that represents all these to you? If you have 1 person that fits this description, count yourself lucky. If you have more than 1, you have won the friendship lottery! For some, their spouses are their bestest/tightest friends and for others, it is their sibling, a mother, an aunt, a former colleague, a childhood neighbour etc.
This post is dedicated to my awesome friend Linda, who turns 40 today. I hung up after speaking to her for close to 2 hours recently and as I usually do every time I talk to her, I thought to myself, what a blessing this woman is. Linda is one of the kindest, open-hearted, funniest, strongest and generous people I know. Her sense of humour is unrivaled and she remains one of the very few people who gets me and has come a long way with me. I live in South Africa and Linda lives in England so we have a long-distance friendship; and after 15 odd years, she remains one of the few special people in my life, showing that long-lasting friendships are not affected by boundaries. Happy Birthday my dearest Linda- I know you are reading this.
I met Linda on my first job after leaving university and one of the first things I noticed about her was her razor-sharp tongue, brazenness, authenticity, candidness, sense of humour and her impeccable sense of style- she is stylish, elegant and always looking great. She is the reason why my short post today came about. How did you met your awesome friend/s?
If you have no clue what I am talking about as in, you’ve never had someone you can call a ‘friend’, a person you can talk to and trust during your life journey, then I am hoping that a divine arrangement will bring that special someone into your life because it is a relationship worth having in one’s lifetime. So in this year, don’t be a stranger, reach out to someone you like and initiate the conversation. You never know, your next buddy for life might just be on the other end, waiting for you to reach out. If the person feels the same way, you may connect and a friendship buds. Life happens in such a way that the companion you need is just a few steps away from you, so don’t close yourself out.
Here’s dedicating Dionne Warwick’s song ‘That’s what friends are for’ to you Linda and to your own tight and long-lasting friends, the ones that keep us smiling and shining, our Day Ones.
Thanks so much for stopping by today. Till we chat again, keep shining, share the blog with your awesome tribe and take care of yourself XOXOXO
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