The Evolution of friendships.
It’s the moment an individual realizes that although time is precious and I may have been friends with someone my whole life, friendship means more than the amount of years two people may shared together. SHARED- past tense- so final.
A friend is someone whom I want to share my joy and sadness with because in that moment of deep emotion, there is only one person I can fathom being there. And the challenging question of why that same person may not want to share those experiences back with you? I was always taught that friendship should be a reciprocal relationship and how does one deal with such a dynamic situation in such essential years of our lives.
I believe in the ability to be honest to my best friend even if it’s not what he/she may want to hear. Because even in their darkest/ troubled moments, if you can’t be honest to your “best friend,” who else can? That doesn’t necessarily mean I don’t understand the concept of “time/place” but if my best friend was in an unhealthy relationship and I actually felt the situation was taking it’s toll on her or her well-being, I think as the BEST FRIEND, I have the a right to be honest (in the most gentle way possible.)
I have had several great friends in my lifetime that has come and go whether it was life, my choices or the other party’s. I feel blessed to say that my true friends and I have an understanding of where we are in our lives and don’t hold those experiences against each other.
Thankful for my old friends, new friends, and the ones who have stood with me through thick, thin, changes and laughter.