“Close friends are truly life’s treasures. Sometimes they know us better than we know ourselves. With gentle honesty, they are there to guide and support us, to share our laughter and our tears. Their presence reminds us that we are never really alone.”
― Vincent van Gogh
Yesterday, I had a long conversation with one of my dearest friends.
Even though we’re a thousand miles apart, we talked just like we did when we lived across the street from each other. Our conversation took off like we’d just talked yesterday.
Our shared stories skipped back and forth between decades without the need for details. We’d seen each other through some of the highest and lowest parts of our personal and professional lives. We didn’t always agree with each other. This was a huge lesson for me because I wasn’t used to having someone disagree with me. I learned even though we did not agree, we’re both good people and good friends.
That’s just one of the many lessons she taught me. I cannot imagine my life without her.
Thanks, MB, for spending happy hour–actually hours–with me. You refreshed my soul.
I love you.
“It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson, Emerson in His Journals
Thanks, Deb Henderson, for letting me use your picture for today’s story. God bless you and your beautiful family.