The best thing that probably happened to me because of associatedcontent is that a long time friend was able to contact me through my articles. This is the reason why my heart is bursting and bubbling with excitement and gratitude! Corny you might say? Not if you value friendship as much as I do.
I’ve mentioned before that friendsdhip is the basic foundation of any and every kind of relationship all over the world. The best marriage for instance are those spent with a spouse who is at the same time a great friend. Parents would find their relationship with their children more rewarding if there is a touch of caring and concern found in friendship. Even the survival of the human race is dependent on the friendship they establish with the entire universe! It just goes without saying that friendship ought to be celebrated in every opportunity that arises.
Anyway, the friend I am talking about is Connie (I hope you smile when you read this!). I’ve known her since my college days. She was one of those pretty girls who seem to be arrogant but who later turns out to be fun and genuine person after all. I remember journeying with her during all her moments of bliss and joy so I know that I came to really care for her. Then after our graduation, we barely got in touch until she simply disappeared! Suddenly at this hour ( it’s 10: 40Am!), I found her comment on one of my articles! (yup, the one entitled Celebrate Friendship).I guess I could say that she is a prodigal friend? (LOL to this of course.)
Ironically, with her coming, another friend of mine is leaving. I guess there really are instances when friendships have to end no matter how hurting this can be. When this friend of mine got married, he seemed to have placed in his mind that he could still be “romantically friends” with me. When he expressed this, I know that he has overstepped his boundaries and I need to somehow defend my territory. Perhaps this kind of relationships work with some but sadly (or should I say fortunately?), it does not go well with my ideals. I will always cherish the role he played in my life, but with a broken-heart, I have to give him up. Perhaps in the future, he will also be another prodigal friend. Well, who knows?
Another thing that I realized in these two instances is that, as people grow and as they expand their horizons, their relationships with their friends also need to grow and expand. Friends are never possessions but gifts. And like in all other kinds of relationships, it takes two to work it out. Sometimes friends fade away because the other one just didn’t give the chance to let it grow or they perhaps stiffled each other too much thet there was no space to breath in.
I wish to dedicate this article to all my friends who have made me become who I am today. I have included some of you as subscribers of my articles (with or without your consent…Lol! so I also thank you for opening my articles. I hope that my payment rates would go up because of you… another lol!). I hope that I too have contributed to your happiness. I also wish every other friendships out there the best of luck and opportunities for a stronger bond. Always remember that no man is an island. Somewhere, somehow, we will always need someone to share our sorrows and burdens with, and of course someone who will celebrate and congratulate our triumphs!