Sunday, August 1, 2010

Golden Friendships

There are perks to this high-tech society we live in. A close friend I lost touch with some 15 years ago found me on Facebook today!!! Not that I wasn't looking for her. But it so happened she remarried and changed her name, so it was impossible to find her.

It's so fun to catch up with someone that was once such a big part of your life and revive an old but cherished friendship. Now more than ever, I value each and every friendship that I have.

Had it not been for my solid network of friends, I don't think I would have been so strong battling breast cancer. Friends can help you soldier through a breakup, a job loss, or an illness with so much more grace than if you did it alone.

That's because behind closed doors, you can get out all your rage, and ugly behavior within the safety net of buddies. Then, when the door opens, you can saunter back out in public with your held high. You can act like the classy gal you truly are. That's why I will always collect more friends and take care of my existing friendships. My buddies are treasures that no amount of money can buy.

As the Girls Scouts say,

Make new friends, but keep the old, one is silver and the other's gold.

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