True friendship isn’t about being inseparable, it’s about being separated and nothing changes! 

👉🏻 True Friendships: Do you have them?

👉🏻 Do YOU know who they are?

👉🏻 Do you cherish them?

One of my “true friends” just flew to Florida to run a 10K with me at Disney World. I haven’t seen her since March 2020 when the pandemic hit, but the moment she stepped foot in my car it was like I saw her yesterday. ❤️

True friends are like that! They are those people that even if you don’t see them often, no matter how much time has passed, nothing changes and you pick up where you left off. 
They are the people that no matter what you are going through in life, whether you have been caught up in your own world and ignored them, not nurtured the relationship, then come back years later when you need them, they greet you with open arms. 🤗

They are those friends that don’t judge, that truly want the best for you but will also tell you hard truths you don’t want to hear.🙉

They are the people you can tell your deepest darkest secrets, marriage and kid struggles, fears and anxiety, baggage and skeletons, all the while knowing those moments shared will be locked in their vault and not spoken about behind your back with other women as soon as you leave the room. 🗣

These are your true friends. Do you have any? 

I always tell my kids that true friendship is not about quantity, it’s about quality. I am almost 50 years old and can count on one hand the true friends I have in my life, a few even live in different states and I hardly ever see them. But I know in my ❤️ these are my people. I know if they need me I would jump on a plane today, because I know as we get older and our problems get bigger I can’t do life without them. 

But sometimes as we get older we forget that although those true friendships are important, ALL friendships should be critical in our day-to-day life. As our kids get older it’s very difficult to meet new friends and create and maintain relationships. 

So even though the girl next to you in class at the YMCA or the coworker in the cubicle across from you may not be your “true friend”, they are an important part of your daily life so make sure you cultivate those relationships as well. Growing older can be lonely especially if those true friends don’t live close by, so enjoy and nurture every different type of friendship: 

➡️ Friends that join you for a cup of coffee

➡️ Friends who will exercise with you 

➡️ Friends that enjoy happy hour or dinner 

➡️ Friends on your kid’s sports team or school

➡️ Friends at work

➡️ Friends in the neighborhood 

The best things in life are the people we love, the places we’ve been, and the memories we’ve made along the way. So tell your friends, the tried and true, the acquaintances, and all those in between, that you appreciate them and are lucky to have them in your life. 

Because the only way to have a friend is to be one.

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