Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Old Friends

Old friends are sometimes not that old, and they are sometimes not even people you've known very long.  As I get older my oldest friendship gets longer - more than 40 years now, and I still feel as close - maybe closer - as I always have.  Recently I was able to re-connect with a few people that I haven't known that long, but fit into the 'old friend' category anyway.  Connection is important.  Take the time to show up for them now and then and they will be there for you.  Sometimes, not of course.... but if that person is really your friend, you will feel it.  We are all busy and the small extra effort it takes to call or write [a letter is great!] or e-mail or even text... will do your heart good.  Even if you don't hear back from them.  "Make new friends, but keep the old.  One is silver, and the other's gold."  Ancient wisdom from the Girl Scouts.  :)