Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Top 2 Tuesday: Friendship


Tuesday, we meet again..Head to Taylor's blog, The Undomestic Momma to join us on our Top 2 Tuesday adventure. I am really excited about the "series" of Top 2's that we're starting (Things You've Learned About..) & this week's topic is:

Top 2 Things You've Learned About Friendship

{1} Without a doubt, the single most important thing to me is that friendship is not about convenience. You must make an effort & make time for friendship to work. Just like marriage, if you neglect the details, your friendship may crumble. Yes, yes..most would say that in a true friendship, you can go years without talking & pick up right where you left off when you resume. This may be true, but I think that it is so important to call "just because." Text the person to let them know you're thinking about them. Or ask if you can drop by for 30 minutes, just to say hi. Life gets hectic, for sure I know that! But, I have attempted to make a point to "not forget" my friends when I was dating, got married, or even had Kinsley Anne. There are times when I need a friend, other than Kyle, to talk to.. & when those times come, I do not want to stand up, look around, and see all my friends gone because I didn't make the time for them.

{2} Evaluate what really matters. We all make mistakes & for the most part, you just need to be the bigger person & move on. However, when it's time to toss in the towel, don't forget to see that too. I have been burned countless times trying to see the good in people & I typically err on the side of forgiving & forgetting. However, there have also been times when I know that I can't "forget" and that's when it's time to just call it quits. When you know that if the so-called friendship continues, you will always be saying to yourself, Remember when they did this-and-that to you? then it's just not fair to you or to them to continue with the relationship. Friendships take effort, as said in #1, but they shouldn't be a constant source of strife.

To all of my friends, close & far, thank you. For teaching me these lessons & for making me a better person. I love yall!!!

Until Next Time..
Love, Jen

1 comment:

I Do Declare said...

I love your #1 - couldn't agree more!