§ We came to this world to LIVE OUT LOUD!
The Power of Long-term Friendship
I just had the absolute joy and pleasure of spending 3 days hiking in the Oaxaca region of Mexico with my BFF from university.
It hasn’t always been easy to maintain this close friendship over the years.
I’m very grateful for that.
She moved to Washington DC, where I was also living at the time, when we were both young moms in our early 30’s. By this point, we had done a lot of personal growth work and had both matured. We finally began reconnecting in earnest.
We then moved apart again, I to Boston and she to Africa, but we always stayed in touch. We would see each other sporadically when circumstances allowed.
Our friendship now feels like a rock, a place of refuge that we can both count on.
I can’t tell you how wonderfully comforting old friendship is!
We can laugh until I’m ready to pee in my pants and I can also plop myself on her bed and make fun of her snoring. She, in turn, can make fun of my torn and ratty underwear (I brought the old ones on the hiking trip).
Even though we have had different life experiences and often see things from very distinct points of view, we can still share just about anything with each other. We both respect our differences and laugh at them.
So what about you? Do you have old friendships that need rekindling, repair or forgiveness? What are you waiting for?
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