Today is HUGE for me…you see today is the day I part with some dear friends. Today is the day I say enough is enough to some friends that have outgrown the boundaries of our friendship. These friends have been with me through good times and bad, they’ve supported me with their sane ways even in chaotic times. They’ve provided necessary limits for me when I wanted to give in to the temptations of the world.
But as my friendship list has grown over the years I find I just don’t have the time for them all. Some have become too demanding, not willing to stand on the sidelines waiting for me to come around, to give them all the equal attention they so deserve. I think it’s best I cut our ties while we are still on good terms. I just know someone else will be able to love and nurture these beautiful friends more than I have been able to over the last year. Oh how I’ve neglected them and they deserve so much more. It’s only fair that I share some of my special friends with others even though I yearn to just hold them tight and never let them go.
I will be strong, I can do this.
They will be missed.
PS: Now before you go thinking I’ve clearly jumped off the deep end (!) please know that I still have many many friends. In fact look where they wait so patiently for me….my container for my containers. Two shelves tucked away in my laundry room hold my friends in waiting. Waiting for just the right moment to come out and embrace all the potential that they hold for our friendship. You just never know when you’re going to need a good friend. Such a beautiful thing.
PPS: Please also know that I don’t advocate having such a friend stash for everyone. Please only stash your friends if you have the space to do so. Don’t let your friends become clutter :)