I've learned a hard lesson lately and I'm pretty sure it should have sunk in a long time ago. Friends....they are hard to come by. Most of the time they are really just acquaintances and for some reason we give them more credit than that. My dad used to tell me when I was younger that one day I would learn that you could count your true friends on one hand....in other words....you only have less than 5 true friends. On many occasions I have come to the realization that someone who I thought was my friend really was not. At 27 I still have this thrown in my face. Just recently a "friend" of mine who I've known and kept in touch with since high school (13 years) fell off the side of the earth despite my calls and text messages....but I did receive a message on Facebook from her saying she wasn't mad at me or anything she was just feeling distant from everyone.....I did know that she didn't just stop talk to me; she stopped talking to a few others as well. But then I realized....is she a real friend? No....I don't believe she is. A true friend is not going to just disappear and then ignore your phone calls...or especially a text message since those are so easy to send....you can send a text while you are sitting on the toilet! What if I really needed someone and let me tell you there have been plenty of moments here lately that I've needed a friend. Okay...so what am I thankful for? The people that I call my friends today....people who I can talk to like my stepmom....I know she is family so maybe she doesn't count??? But I know I can always count on her. I've been keeping in touch with a couple of girls on Facebook near and far that have been there for me to vent to and have been giving me advice....thanks Kabbott and My Friends Call Me Suzy...these girls are personal friends of mine not just blogger friends and I'm thankful for them and all the emotional support they have given me in these past few months and I want them to know that!
Inspired by Thanksgiving