Some people come in to your life for a short time not a long time.
They have their reason for being there, a purpose or perhaps something to teach you.
But there some people that come in and out of your life throughout the entirety of it – not staying for long but making a cameo appearance once and a while.
Just recently I went on holiday with two women who I have known since I was 16.
I spent my last year at high school in a new school, but was made to feel welcome by a group of girls, including the two I recently went on holiday with.
We are now in our mid-30s, have eight kids between us and haven’t all been in the same room for more than 10 years.
But being on holiday with them was like nothing had changed, deep down we were still the same people we were some 20 years ago and accepted each other for that.
For example, they knew I would say inappropriate things, make comments about spunky staff, and never refuse a bubbly.
There was no awkwardness and no feeling of having to make polite shit-shat about stuff.
If it was a spade we would all call it that.
We were all comfortable being around each other – it’s like we were back in high school.
Accept we have kids whinging at us, can’t seem to find our waistlines, and can no longer drink like we used to (although I still gave it a good old fashioned try).
What makes me happy is that these two woman accept me for who I am, warts and all, even after all these years.
Maybe it’s a reflection of how friendships can grow over time.
Or perhaps it’s just that they were too polite to tell me my kids were devils in disguise and they never wanted to holiday with us again!! 🙂
Either way I’m thankful to know them and be a part of their lives, even if it’s just every now and then.
Are you happy with having friends come in and out of your life? Or do you get upset when they don’t contact you for ages and expect to you to pick up where you just left off?
I’m linking with Leigh at Six by the Bay for Thankful Thursday!
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