The Friendship Files began with my story about Sleepovers and Regifting. The humorous anecdote told to me by a friend, made its way onto my blog with full prior approval by those I was writing about. The friends I wrote about loved the retelling and asked for more. The friends who read the story were entertained, amused, and inspired. Then came the Friends Who Pull Off A Great Bash, Christmas Party Friend and Mr. Knows, and Mexico Friend and Husband. I currently have Mr. Christmas Eve Party, Colorado, Single Girl, Gamblin’ Betty, Aspiring Writer Friend Back East (AWFBE), Semi-Professional Photographer Friend (SPPF) and others waiting for me to tell the story that reveals the way they’ve impacted me, inspired me and encouraged me by simply being my friends. Sometimes they’ve simply done nothing more than make me laugh at times when I thought I might sink into the quagmire of despair. They rescued me, each and every one of them by just being them and by loving me in their own peculiar ways. I am beginning to have people line up to tell me their story and have me write it. I love this! Each story tells me something more about the way life is, we are, family can be. Stay tuned. There are so many ways my friends enrich my life and make me a far better person than I would be otherwise.
There are also those friends who stopped in at a point in my life when I needed whatever they had to offer, or maybe they needed what I had to give, but they didn’t stay long. They all taught me something because I was willing to pay attention. This is what my friends and aquaintances do for me. They move me toward being the best possible me I can be. If you are blessed, your friends do this for you as well. I only hope I am the kind of friend that returns the favor in this regard. Maybe in these vignettes that I’ve written and will be writing you’ve found something of life, of love, of hope, of the human condition we all partake in that resonates with you. If so, I hope you’ll comment. If not, I hope you’ll comment. No matter what, I do hope that The Friendship Files bring you hope, encouragement, inspiration, laughter, and when needed that clear realization and assessment that only you can make for yourself when you realize you’ve bumped into an area of your life that you need to take control of and master so that it doesn’t master you anymore.
May “Further Tales From The Friendship Files” encourage you and help you find the strength and determination that you need when you need it most, the humor to help you laugh at yourself and the desire to seek to be the very best you possible…after all…that’s what you were born for.
P.S. Mr. Christmas Eve Party don’t despair. Even though I haven’t written your story yet …your graciousness in inviting me in to your family’s inner circle at a time when I was most lonely meant so very much to me. May your kind multiply and fill this earth rapidly.