One of my favorite topics – Old Friends. Why? Because I’ve been blessed with a few and I cherish them – their authenticity, their honesty, their generosity their courageous hearts, their wealth of experience, their eagerness to prod me on when I’m on a difficult path. They call me an “old friend” and that doubles the blessing.
I have new friends too. They are priceless and I am doing all in my power to nurture these new friendships, so that we will be “old friends” in our later years.
My friend, Cindy LaFerlefriends” posted the following quote on her Facebook page and naturally, it resonated with me. I share it with you.
”One of the greatest titles we can have is “old friend.” But we never fully appreciate how important old friends are until we are older. The problem is, we need to start building our “old” relationships when we are young. And then we have to nurture and grow those relationships in our middle age — when a busy life and changing geographies cause us to neglect them. Today is the day to invest in the people we hope will call us “old friend” in the years to come.”
~ Grant Fairley