Friendships — they come in different sizes and types. Sometimes we meet people and there’s an instant bonding that takes place; a comfortable feeling you get from being with the person. You don’t question the whys and wherefores, you just enjoy the presence of their being in your life.
I was asked one time by someone I considered a good friend what I got out of our friendship. I hadn’t ever been asked such a question and wondered what prompted the thought. I apparently didn’t respond with the right answers because before long, the friendship died — no cross words, no argument, just a decision on one part to not communicate with one another anymore. I’m o.k. with that. There are times when you have to let go of friendships–your interests change, people move on in their lives–whatever the reason, you accept the change and continue down your own path in life. I still find it strange to have someone ask me what I got out of a friendship. I’ve never questioned it before, always accepting that the connection was there because it was meant to be.
Sometimes, we can look at life a bit too closely, and lose sight of the overall picture–of enjoying the world we live in, appreciating that each of us is different and we each experience things differently. I hope I never lose sight of the big picture.