A LIFETIME OF FRIENDSHIP
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When I was younger, I have been overwhelmed with the many kinds of people around me- in my lifetime, most of them come together, some of them quietly pass by and a few of them choose to stay. I don’t know where a good number of them are right now, but some still keep in touch. But as I grow older, I realize that there are only but a few of them I can be or am friends with. Real friends are treasures we keep through life- and it is a privilege to always have them around.
There’s a friend who sits on the porch, says nothing at all, and makes it one of the best conversations you have on a day.
When I told you last week that I was so down in the dumps, your reply was,”I hope you get through this sadness and I’m sorry that I’m too far from you to give a hug.” That was a breath of fresh air- a warm hug was all I needed. Sometimes, we do not need long stories or advices…we only need a few seconds to send love across-- for words are too powerful that they touch the hearts, no matter how many miles they are apart.
There’s a friend who needs you… and although you do not have anything to give, you will find a way to extend a hand.
A friend… a sister… a family. When I need you, you were always there for me. How could I not help you in return? We had our own differences- our beliefs are almost, always, contradicting… but our friendship is priceless. For me, you are “family”. Sisters do not have to be biologically matched.
There’s a friend who makes you smile without even trying so hard—it just comes so natural.
When I need a smile, a pat on the back, I can just send you a message and I’m sure I’ll get a reply – super fast. You are always there to remind me how beautiful life is and how funny a gloomy day can be. Your light spirit cheers me up and gets me through a boring, lifeless day.
There’s a friend who neither wants to be regarded as one nor be called such…but you know he is.
The best advice you gave me is to never lose hope—because as long as we breathe, there’s always a reason to anticipate a happier and peaceful life. You constantly give encouragement for my dreams to come true. Nobody has taken care of me the way I always wanted to be taken care of like you once did-- you made me and you broke me—but you are the very reason I became stronger.
Although real friends need not be told how special they are because they should know it, I am so happy to have you born in my lifetime. Ciao!
What makes me happy?
People. Everyone around me who believes and inspires me- my family, my husband, my two beautiful girls, my friends and colleagues.
Life itself is a happy experience. The world is a happy place.
I had my own share of struggles, life was not easy for us back then but my Dad taught me how to believe in myself, work hard , be kind and to be strong. He inspired me to go out of my comfort zone. He used to tell me that the possibilities in life are endless and so I believed him.
l Iost him quite a few years ago but he has left me with so much inspiration to follow my dreams - to visit places I have only dreamt of or have seen in the movies when I was little and to do things I thought were only for the privileged few.
Wherever I go, I always remember my Dad, wishing he could see me from afar and somehow be proud of me as I have always been so proud of him. Life is short and I promised him that I would make the most of mine.
Travelling makes me happy and in all other things, I choose happiness. We all should- always..