Friendship is one of those things we all talk about, but most of us take friends for granted. We know we’re lucky to have them and most times we remember their birthdays, but do we really show our appreciation? Be honest? DO YOU? Don’t feel bad if you can’t say “yes” with complete assurance–most of us, can’t.
This afternoon, just as I was dealing with a challenging situation, a friend of mine called. I wasn’t expecting her call, but it was just what I needed. I doubt she knows how much I appreciate her and how particularly perfect her timing was, so I’m writing my appreciation, here.
This woman is a central-casting-type perfect friend. She’s supportive without being suffocating and she lets me know she wants my friendship, but she’s not “needy.” We always have a good time when we are together even though our busy schedules don’t allow a lot of “girl time.” We can be totally honest with one another, even when the conversation is gloomy or the topic, a bit gross. She lights up the room the minute she walks into it.
The call and brief contact with this friend turned my day, around. I feel fortunate to have a great friend like this. I try to be the same to her, in return.
I don’t think I’ve bothered to tell her just how much her friendship really means to me–I guess she knows, but I need to say it now — to my friend…my thanks, my affection, and my appreciation.
If you have a great friend that you haven’t shown any appreciation to, lately. Stop what you are doing and pick up the phone, send an email, or stop by…your friend deserves it!