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In Honor Of A Friend …

Once upon a time I had a girlfriend from Japan.

She could be quite jealous.

So I was surprised when looking through my old photos, she picked up a photo of my then girlfriend Jo at my 21st birthday and said, "she looks like she's nice ..."

“Friends are the family you choose.”

Sometimes you will be closer to your friends than your family.

When you make it to middle age with the benefit of a few years under your belt and the wisdom of hindsight and perspective, you may be surprised at who has stuck around and stayed the course, and who you've drifted apart from.

Your grandmother encouraged you to take care of your friends because she knew that while partners may come and go, true friends will last the distance.

I've been friends with my best buddy for almost 40 years.

And twenty seven years later, with kind words of grace and encouragement, Jo has promised me, "when you can't look on the bright side, I will sit with you in the dark."

What a wonderful way of saying, "I love you."

Yesterday was Jo’s birthday.

Happy Birthday babe!


Harley M Storey
"The Life Coach Toolman!"



2 Responses

  1. Carol Schoenig
    Lovely thoughts, Harley. Friends are the gifts we give ourselves. I'm fortunate enough to have lunch once a month with high school friends. Actually, elementary school. We are 70 years of age and there are 10 of us that get together each mo. Some married, some widowed, some divorced. We all talk about how grateful we are for the friendships we have. For our 70th birthday, six of us went on a cruise. We had the best time of our lives. Three of us went zip lining. Take care. Harley! Carol Schoenig
    • Harley Storey
      Wow! Thanks for that Carol. kind regards Harley

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