Me & You: Friend

There is something utterly sad about someone without a friend. My dad told us yesterday that the reason my neighbor Bill’s family (father & daughter) did not have a service for him after he passed away a few weeks ago was because they could not think of a single person to invite.

I cannot find a word to express how sad that is.

However, I am a FIRM believer that to have a friend, you have to be a friend. You have to put yourself out there and make it happen.

Initiate a conversation

Invite someone over or out to eat

Follow up with what you said you would do (like get together some time)

I am blessed to have a BFFF. (Best Friend for Freakin’ Forever, pardon my French)

When I was broken and alone, she pursued a relationship with me. She made it happen. Had me over. Opened up her life and her heart to me. I’m so glad she did.


She also goes with me to the tattoo parlor, takes me in when my heart is broken (twice), celebrates random holidays with me so we won’t be alone, remembers all those special events that no one else does, the list goes on…

Nothing Beats a Best Friend.


This post was written for 5 minute Fridays. Find link here.

5 thoughts on “Me & You: Friend

  1. I love your post. You are so right- you have to BE a friend. It took me a long time to figure out why no one called or texted me. Then one day I started doing the calling and texting. Over time, the ladies I reached out to and invested in became my BFFF’s. In fact, one of those friends just asked me today to go on a road trip with her! I can not tell you how friekin’ (pardon my french) excited I am. Looks like you have a pretty amazing friend yourself. Happy Friday!


  2. You are so right! The things you list are things I tend to avoid because of my introverted nature. Reaching out to others often makes me uncomfortable, but when I do I certainly enjoy myself more. Great to find your blog!


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