I have a personality flaw. I don’t know what to call it, but it causes me to just sort of drift away from people. I was never a social butterfly but at a few points in my life I had nice circles of girlfriends. In grade school they were Dana and Pina and Dawn and Giovanna. In high school they were (in various collections at various times) Jennifer and Marianne and Roe and Raffaella and Cyndi and Leanne and Alanna. As adults Roe and Alanna were in my wedding. (I wish I could find Cyndi and Raffaella on Facebook)
As time has gone on we’ve all drifted apart for various reasons and now some are just names on Christmas cards and others are just names on my Facebook wall. When I got sick last year they came out of the woodwork to love and support me. I’m so grateful for their kindness and support and so sorry I didn’t work harder to maintain my friendships.
I’m currently watching someone I love go through trying to make amends and reconnect with a life-long friend. The front row view to her sadness and regret inspired me to write a love letter to my girlfriends tonight. I took my own advice, I said thank you, I love you, and I’m sorry. I also told them how grateful I am that in my moment of need they ran toward me as opposed to away from me. I really am blessed to know and love some amazing people; friends and family.
If there’s someone out there that you miss or just want to say hi to maybe send them an e-mail or friend them on Facebook or go all out and make a phone call. Because there really is no better feeling than hearing from an old (or new) friend.
Thanks for stopping by every to read and comment. I love you all.
With Much Love,
~ Carol Anne