When is the last time you bypassed raking the leaves and taking care of chores on the weekend to spend it with a friend? How about calling at the spur of the moment and inviting them to lunch?
When my first #ThinkKit prompt came for a pictures that sum up your year, my mind didn’t have to work too hard to figure it out. These past couple years have been years filled with change for me. Between becoming newly single and losing my mom within 6 months of each other in 2012, my life seemed to be an endless whirling dervish of chaos.
But this year, I focused on things I missed out on: my love of reading, my endless need to write, even if it’s only a paragraph in a journal, or my new found obsession with a paintbrush and canvas. But most of all, I found myself gravitating back to my friends that I had lost touch with over the years.
Yes, life happens and we all get busy with children, jobs, and well crap. But I made a conscious effort this year to not make the job and crap priorities. I found my friendships, no matter how long they had been lingering, were just as strong as ever. #ThinkKit prompt only made me realize it.
We all get so busy with life and we so often use those excuses for losing touch with old friends. It very well might be true however, think about how your life may have been different if those same people had been around.
So as the year closes, I hold my friends a little tighter. I cherish not only the past memories but the ones that are yet to come. I will call and schedule lunches. I will continue to celebrate special occasions. And I will not be afraid to tell them how incredibly special they are to me.