“A friend is one to whom one may pour out all the contents of their heart, chaff and grain together, knowing that the gentlest of hands will take and sift it, keep what is worth keeping, and with a breath of kindness blow the rest away.” — Unknown
When I first joined Facebook, I used it as an opportunity to reconnect with old friends. I looked for friends I had hung out with in High School. I fondly remembered all those lunches in the cafeteria and the classes we’d had (endured!) together. I also looked for folks that I’d worked with in past jobs. When you spend time with people day-in/day-out, you become part of their lives. You share feelings, thoughts and experiences. Once you no longer see them on a regular basis, you usually lose touch with them, and that is sad. It’s very hard to stay part of someone’s life when you don’t see them regularly.
Besides Facebook, I am fortunate to have friends whom I meet for lunch on a semi-regular basis. I meet another one of my good friends for dinner or to take a walk. I may not see these friends every day, but it’s great when we do get together to get caught up.
“A good friend is a connection to life, a tie to the past, a road to the future, the key to sanity in a totally insane world.” — Lois Wyse (1926-2007); Advertising Executive, Author