I took a “sick day” yesterday and didn’t do any blogging. I defintely missed it. And for a freelancer, a sick day also equals a NO money day.
But I’m back, and hoping my day goes better because I’m meeting a bunch of friends tonight for dinner and if I miss another day of work, I’ll be hoping someone else picks up the tab.
When we’re younger, we take for granted how often we get to spend time with our friends. In elementary and high school, we spend every day with them, and in college, most of us even lived with our best friends, growing up together and figuring out life together.
As we get older, those precious times with our friends become few and far between, as life just gets in the way. We get married, have kids, move away, change jobs, and it’s easy to forget how much we really need them in our lives.
This particular group of friends and I have been trying to get together for months, and we finally found a date and time that worked for everybody, which is pretty amazing.
And they are the type of friends, that no matter how much time has passed, it’s like we just saw each other yesterday. Friends like that are the most special, the most rare, and it’s times like these that take us out of our mundane, boring schedules for a moment and make us feel just a little more alive.
We will laugh like we haven’t laughed for a long time, and we’ll remember for those couple of hours we are together, that we have some great people in our lives. People who support us, and love us, even though they don’t have to. And we’ll wonder why we don’t do this more often, promising each other we will, knowing full-well we probably won’t.
It’s easy to get out of touch with people, but in today’s world, it’s just as easy to get right back in touch. If you’re missing an old friend today, drop them an email, or send them a text, or find them on Facebook, or tweet them, or use any other form of media you can think of, we sure have enough of them. Just say hi, and I miss you.
One of my favorite quotes says:
“People come into your life for a
reason, a season, or a lifetime.”
I have a lot of lifetime friends, and every one of them is a part of who I am today. I love you all, see you tonight, you know who you are.