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.
Harley M Storey
"The Life Coach Toolman!"