There is a song I learned in the Girl Scouts…quit laughing…I was a good Brownie and then Girl Scout. 😛 Anyway, the song…“Make new friends, but keep the old. One is silver and the other’s gold…”
I recently had a wonderful chat with a group of ladies who I have known for a various number of years. Once upon a time, we were in daily contact, but life marches on and our paths have gone in different directions. There is a bond between us, though, that time cannot diminish or dull its sparkle. It felt good, like a small void created by the distance had been refilled.
True friendship does not need constant attention and tending. True friendship knows that sometimes life gets busy and the lines of communication grow lax. I think it’s important to remember the friends who knew you years ago. Who were there for you when the chips were down, who helped you keep your sanity with the world was spinning out of control and they were ALWAYS there to throw you a life line. I love my friends. My new ones and most especially my old ones.