One day per year is not enough to celebrate friendships but it’s a great chance to appreciate the bonds we make with other people; our friends. Life without friends would probably have no meaning; who would I run to when I’m in trouble, who would I share my happiness with and who would I share my pain with?! Having friends is definitely a blessing; time spent with them is memories I hold on to the most. There are many kinds of friends; high school friends, elementary school friends, dancing class friends, university friends, neighborhood friends….and social media friends. Each and everyone of them are special to me and they hold a place in my heart.
When I moved to Greece, I did not have any friends with me and I had to start over in making new friends. I thought that being myself and honest with people would bring me the best people around. And that really happened; eventually I started making friends in school and then in the city; built those relationships until today when I realize how lucky I am to have each and every one of them. There were people that I shouldn’t have been friends with, to be honest; eventually their true face came to light and their intentions became clear. Removing those people from your life is the best thing you can do; if somebody doesn’t deserve your love and care, there are many more who will. At times I felt like my kindness is being taken for granted and questioned the meaning of friendship but I didn’t let that discourage me from making new friends and I’m glad I did so. Those people I have removed from my life have made space for new friends that have changed my life for the better.
Being back home is not so bad after all now that my friends are around. We go out and do fun things together which make this transition of moving a little smoother. My friends here are mostly childhood friends but I’ve made new ones recently as well. The bond I have with my childhood friend is something irreplaceable; we have had times when we didn’t see each other for years or maybe haven’t talked for months but the moment we got together it’s like nothing has changed. That shows how spiritual friendship is if it’s genuine; two people loving each other’s company and building a relationship that is going to overcome every obstacle.
Today while I celebrate this day with my friends I want to say THANK YOU to everyone who has been my friend; even if it was just for a little while. There are so many of you out there in the world and the dynamic life makes it difficult to stay in touch. I’m sorry I don’t call and text; but I don’t need that to know that you are well because I look out for you. I’ve learned so much from all my friends but the most important thing friendship has taught me is that being genuine makes you special and unforgettable. Thank you for living with me the best days of my life and for being there on the worst ones. Together we are one; I LOVE YOU ALL <3