Monday, April 13, 2009

"Books and friends should be few but good."

I don't know if I agree about the books part of that proverb (I like my books to be good, but as for them being few...?), but I realized this weekend that the friends part definitely applies to me.

Yesterday, KB and I had a girls' afternoon at lunch and a performance of Dirty Dancing. (Anyone else see this? It's just like the movie- a little cheesy to tell the truth, but I love stage musicals... I even teared up a bit during "I've Had the Time of My Life". LOL. Such a sap...) I wish I saw her more, but I love her. She's in my top 5 people who I love the most. (By the way, B-dog is in the top 5 too, even though I guess she's not technically a person...)

A college friend, C, and her husband came over on Saturday night to watch hockey with us. III can be kind of shy and I think he has a bit of social anxiety. But he gets along awesomely with this friend's husband. So we always have a good time when we visit with this couple.

This friend and I used to have a mutual friend, also from our college. She is a sad case- I won't go into specifics because it's no longer important, but I decided about five years ago that her energy was just too negative. She was often not nice to me and she was rarely nice to friends of mine that were not a part of our college group. She is, however, still friends with C.

While getting ready for C's visit, I started thinking about friendship. C is one of the only remaining college friends with whom I am in regular contact. (There are 2 others with whom I keep in email contact, but they both live out of state so I rarely see them.) When I think of the people who I really would count as friends, I probably could count them on my fingers. At one time in my life, this may have made me sad, but now it makes me happy. I have lots of acquaintances and casual friends, but as for those who are really friends, I prefer to have "few but good". Every person who makes that list is someone who I enjoy being around, trust, and love. Life's too short for it to be otherwise.

ETA: In honor of Caroline, I'm going to try to periodically (daily? Maybe too ambitious) post quotes. One of my favorite sites (and where I buy a lot of my greeting cards) is the site. That's where I get a lot of my quotes...

So today's quote, for Caroline (and a lot of us who need it...)


Anonymous said...

Friendship is such a rocky road...true ones make it through!


Caroline said...

Oh sweetie. Thanks for your beautiful quote. I love it. I'm going to add it to my Little Book of Hope.

There is something so comforting about quotations - to know that others have also walked difficult roads.

Here's a quote just for you...

"If you're going through hell, keep going" (Winston Churchill).

We'll keep going, and we will get through this.

Hugs to you,
Caroline xx

Caroline said...

PS Thanks for sharing that website with me. I didn't realise that the Winston Churchill quote was there!