In October of 2012 I wrote a piece about making friends (link below). It was a look back at how we USED to make friends in our youth – they were in our neighborhood, school, parent’s friendship circle – or we hit the bars or other typical youthful endeavor then filled with smoke.
Older now, we sometimes find ourselves pooped out by friendship. Some “socializing” with old friends has gotten exhausting – some boring, some just a replay not a deepening of sharing. Time for a friend shake up and shake out – we no longer have time for obligation friends – only friends of the heart, the soul, the common thread. We need friends to stay grounded, to stay true to ourselves, but also to grow and experience new perspectives. So get the list out, cut the obvious by simply not reaching out to them – people are forgetting so much most won’t even miss you or care. And start doing things you cherish with those that are left and you know are great ones. Sprinkle your life with new friends too – the best ones meant to be will be fresh sources of love – doesn’t that sound exciting?
Here is the link to the older post: Making New Friends