This week I am focusing on friends and how important they are to me and how thankful I am for each and every one of them.
I have a lot of people I am proud to call friend and while some come and go and some I only get to see once in a long time, they all mean something to me.
When they hurt, I hurt for them. That’s me. I just am that way. When they are happy and celebrating, I am happy and celebrate with and for them.
I have friends all over and some I haven’t even met face-to-face but that doesn’t change the fact that I call them friend.
Meeting a friend face-to-face after only knowing them online is really a treat too. This week I got to do that with my friend Seth Peterson as most will know if they follow me on twitter. Was I nervous? You bet! How did it go? It was like I’d known him for years instead of a month-ish. We got along instantly and I am happy to say that the friendship only got stronger.
Events like that only reinforce my belief in friends and having them and helping each other to be better, stronger and grow.
With that in mind, technology, while some days it drives me up the wall, has indeed made making and keeping friends easier. I just got Skype on my netbook and I cannot tell you how great it has been to chat with my hubby and see my furballs while I’m away. I can BBM and text and email and Facebook and Tweet and stay connected with everyone all over and it really does make me smile to do so.
In school we got to see our friends daily, now, with all of these toys it’s like that again. And I am thankful for that.
What are you thankful for this week? What makes you smile?