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.
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