Some will come. Some will go. And if we are lucky some will last a lifetime.

Friendships.

I never had tons. I could count the number of really good ones on one hand. Maybe that’s why I valued the few I had so much.

“Making a hundred friends is not a miracle. The miracle is to make a single friend who will stand by your side even when hundreds are against you.”

I may not have an army of friends but I have been blessed with a few truly amazing people in my life. They have encouraged me when I couldn’t see the light. They have challenged when I needed a push. They have cried with me when all I needed was a shoulder to cry on. They have shared with me when I needed insight. They have loved me when I didn’t deserve it. They have gotten excited with me even when it was something simple. They have forgiven me when I have fallen short. They have laughed and laughed and laughed with me until I cried!

Life is too short to waste another minute not striving to be this kind of friend or appreciating the ones we have been blessed with.

I hope you know what kind of a friend you have been to me. Some of you are old ones…we have traveled down several roads together. Some of you are new ones…and we are starting to make new memories. And some of you are what I like to call the old newbies….we are old friends that have become new friends. All of which I love and appreciate and look forward to many more memories made! Thank you for what you have been to me and what I hope to be to you!

“A friend is one who knows you and loves you just the same.” -Elbert Hubbard

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