You’ve probably come across the saying before that a particular person or relationship wasn’t right in your life at the time. But what about how you can meet someone that at the time you don’t connect with for no other reason then it’s just not the right time in your life or theirs. Then years later you meet up again and just ‘get’ and appreciate this person on a whole new level.
I feel like this with a few people in my life and one in particular talks about people, places and experiences woven into the rich tapestry of life and how right she is. Years ago my focus was elsewhere in life so I had no appreciation, comprehension or understanding of what she was going thru in her life. I still don’t, I can’t, but I have gained a whole new level of insight, awe, respect and care for hers, where she has been, where she is now and where she plans to head.
It’s wonderful to have friends that have been there throughout the various stages of our life, that are there for the hard times and good times. I think some friends are meant to be there at a particular time in your life, some you take with you to the next stage and others get left behind for reasons such as you have outgrown one another or because your life changes and evolves, especially when you have children.
There can be special friendships too with someone you have never met! I have one such friend that we ‘met’ on a website around 14 years ago. We connected thru our losses at the time and have a bond and relationship that has grown and blossomed over the years. I am so excited to be finally meeting this friend for the first time in true life when I visit the States in September!
Perhaps it is with the wisdom of age that you really appreciate those friendships that have carried you thru the hard times and you feel ready and able to take on new friendships. There’s nothing quite like sharing a wine with a dear friend and reminiscing about old times. My business idea, an admin and support service for seniors called ‘leave it with me’ came about with a friend encouraging, inspiring and cheering me, you can do it, what have you got to loose!
There’s friendships too that you put on hold for years or you just loose touch and then you reconnect and much to your delight discover you can pick up where you left off like no time has passed. Facebook in many ways has assisted renewing friendships that we would not have had the time for via phone or email. Now we can keep in touch and know with the click of a mouse what our friends were up to today when some of those acquaintances we would and had lost touch with years ago.
As long as your life continually evolves, friendships will reignite, develop and depart. Don’t underestimate the effect and impact of your friendships and how it all fits into the rich tapestry of life.