of friends and friendship…

Sometimes I worry that my beloved and I don’t have enough friends. Our circle of “besties” is pretty small – I’d put it around twelve or so. But those people matter and are important in our lives. These are the men and women you can call blubbering in the middle of the night about something (and they will pause “Mob Wives” and listen to you ramble on), the friends who are spontaneous, impulsive and reckless (with them, any time is the perfect time to grab a gelato), the friends that remember your birthday (they send real, snail mail cards, not just an “ecard”). These are the people that understand why you are sad on Mother’s Day (because your Mom has passed away), the ones that won’t let you buy that mustard yellow A&F tee (even though it is on the clearance rack at TJ Maxx) and remember that you really, really hate raw onions on burgers (or anything!)

These are the people that make life fun, exciting, joyful and often just plain old bearable…

friends

My Sweetie and I are blessed with some GREAT friends. I guess I sometimes I wish we had more but then I stop, re-evaluate the “standard” and decide I would rather have a dozen awesome friends then a hundred “average” friends. This really sums up my thoughts:

friendship

4 responses to “of friends and friendship…

  1. “I would rather have a dozen awesome friends then a hundred β€œaverage” friends.” – This is what I often think about.

    Today you can get really frustrated looking at all ‘friends’ other people have on FB. It’s a bit like an obsession or gathering ‘friendships’ the way other collect stamps (does anyone do it anymore?? πŸ˜‰ ) or books. It’s not ‘show me WHO you know’ but ‘Show me HOW MANY you know..’…

    The truth is, you can’t have 300 friends and CARE. You can’t care about a CROWD. Crowd is usually anonymous.

    And with the snal mail (great expression!) – I DO still send such postcards on different occasions. And hand-make birthday cards. If someone is really special, I want to show it spending some time πŸ™‚

    • Thanks for the comment and thanks for still sending “snail mail” – and you hand-make cards? Fantastic! Your observation is point on; no one can care about a crowd. Thanks for reading my blog – have an amazing day! πŸ˜€

      • Yes I do. I don’t know if it has any professional name – sort of scrapbooking (but before this idea was popular, I’m ahead of my era! πŸ˜‰ ). I cut out random phrases and pics from magazines and newspapers and then arrange them in meaningful pieces, glueing them to a piece of carton paper, And I try to hide some personal message, important for the person that’s going to get it. πŸ™‚ I know it sounds like a kid making cards for Mummy, but it’s quite fun, really, and my friends appreciate the effort πŸ™‚

      • I know it might be hard for you to follow my blog because it’s in Polish. Unless you want to learn πŸ˜‰

        But here’s a website where I’ve been storing my photos – that’s more international πŸ˜€
        http://www.kaarolcia26.pinger.pl/

        Have a nice day, too πŸ™‚ And looking forward to your new posts πŸ™‚

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