5 Jul

Well I continue to try and be the very best me I can be, there are often traits I find in other people that I find so becoming and appealing that I begin to covet these qualities enough to make them my own. One, in particular, is the ability to be unwaveringly faithful. I have several friends who will do anything, for anyone, in the name of friendship. This is a beautiful and rare thing so I think that they deserve a shout out.

First, this dear individual I have known probably since I was five. We haven’t always been close but I have always admired her from a far. She is the definition of poise, style and ambition (at least on the outside!). Unless it comes to an inconsiderate customer service representative, who fails to honour her coupon, I cannot recall a time that I have ever heard her say a bad word about anyone. Even with her heavy school schedule and family commitments (of which she always puts first, causing me to love her even more) she continues to find a way to make time for her friends, especially when there is something to celebrate. If there is a wedding/baby shower to be attended, she is always there. If a birthday party is planned, I know I can always count on her. With a deliciously thoughtful and beautifully wrapped gift in hand, my dear friend never misses an opportunity to let someone know that she is thinking of them. I realise that this also gives her the perfect excuse to shop, but making the time in her schedule to be there for others is something I cannot say of all my friends. With her wedding forthcoming, I sincerely hope that I can be as helpful and willing to lend a hand to let her know just how much I care.

Secondly, a rare quality to find in a male friend, however nothing else but the word faithful would describe him the best. Whether I need a lift if my car breaks down or an extra set of hands when the kidlets are out of control, I know who’s number I should call first to get a committed “yes”! Now, I say should because I have always been very careful to never abuse this type of faithfulness. Case in point, my wedding. CD’s were made and labeled, forgotten items were found, ceremony and reception were recorded. It was amazing and I am eternally grateful for this. Even when he and his girlfriend moved halfway around the world, Christmas cards were sent and I knew I could count on a phone call every now and then to hear about their adventures. Everyone should have a friend like this. Better yet, everyone should BE a friend like this. I know that in my heart I will try to do my best.

Lastly, a dear and lovely soul who would never miss the opportunity just to call and say, “I was thinking about you this week. How are you?” How beautiful is that?  Her desire to know how your boring, ho hum, run of the mill day was, is genuine. I always appreciate her calls and love to hear how her week has been too. This is absolutely something I would love to be better at, to grow my relationship and to honour those close to me.

While I still can only be the best me that I can be, I think that trying to be a thoughtful and faithful friend is a good thing to strive towards. I encourage anyone who might catch me being anything less than such to give me a good, swift kick in the rear. Keep me humble and in line 😉

To my faithful friends, I thank you for being so. Please know that your actions and words have never gone unnoticed. I treasure each and everyone of you….. And know that I’ll always have your back in any and all surprise ninja attacks.

“A little consideration, a little thought for others, makes all the difference” ~ Eeyore, Winnie the Pooh


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