Someone told me recently that he always appreciated that I saw him for what he was, not for anything else.
Whether it’s a line or not – I needed to ask myself - Is there any other way to choose your friends?
I’ve always chosen my friends because I actually do really like them as people.
Shared interests and values, with similar ideas on what fun looks like. On a deeper level, I’ve chosen them because they had something to teach me or if they inspired me to be a better version of myself.
If you asked me what I like about every single one of my friends (and believe you me, I tested this by scrolling through my phone list and reciting to myself what I liked about that person), I could tell you something about each and every one of them that was good about them. Try it for yourself. If you can’t, why bother? Life is too short to waste your time with people who are not nice.
(As an aside, finding the best in people is just an easier, kinder way to live. Sure, prone to abuse and disappointment but so far, I’ve not been disappointed too often.)
My friends are smart, funny, driven and talented people. But more than that, they are also kind, considerate, caring and generous.
My friends have helped me in times of crisis, given advice, gotten me drunk, made me laugh, gone on adventures with me and literally picked me up sobbing on the kitchen floor. So, thank you for the friendship through the years, and I hope I’ve been a good friend to you. If I’ve not been one, I hope you can give me the chance to make it up.
If you need a pick me up, let me know. I’ll tell you a story about you that I hold dear to my heart.
Send me a DM. :)