I have spent an evening with a bunch of friends. Friends that are like family. Who let you into the fold no matter of the time that you’ve spent apart.
At the end of another eventful week of work and home, I could have quite easily put my pyjamas on and settled in for the night.
But something makes you power through when you know the antidote is laughter, smiles and being yourself.
So, it made me wonder why some friendships last a lifetime through all the ebbs and flows and others disappear without any true understanding of why.
I have certainly lost friends at a time when I thought they needed me (and I needed them) but it was a friendship built on one sided compromise – a square peg round hole type
And yet, I’ve gained friends when I didn’t feel like I deserved them. Not being present, not making an effort and taking days to reply to one simple “hey how are you?”
But it’s those friends that seem to have stuck – through the thick and thin with me just being me, them being them and not giving too much but not taking too much either
Relax into a friendship if you want it to last. When choosing where to spend your time, say no politely or yes with enthusiasm. Don’t apologise but don’t seek an apology either. We live our lives the best we can and the best of friends will make room for that no matter what.
To my bungalow bunnies and my BATS & NCT family
x PB x