I have been thinking a lot about friends lately…and also about those people who contribute in an important way in the formation of our own personalities.
When we moved to Mexico last year, we left behind many people who were important to us in various ways. Some knew how much they were valued, and unfortunately there are some who probably don’t.
But being away from them has made me think a lot about friendship and how people and even the little things they say and do help shape you along the way. And I’m not just talking about people you knew as a child or important people in your day to day lives. I’m talking about the random conversation on a bus or other chance encounters like that.
People are important, and it’s important to tell them that if you get the chance.
I’m making a resolution to make sure that everyone who is important to me is aware of how important they are. At least as much as is possible for me to express.
This has come to the surface for me because of the unexpected death of a blogger “friend.” I put “friend” in quotation marks because she might have been surprised to hear me describe her as such. I had never met her, or spoken to her, or had a direct email with her. We’d commented on each others blogs a few times is all. But I respected her, and enjoyed reading her blog, and in many ways truly would like to be more like her. I should have told her that. Andee, I will miss you.
But I do want to tell the rest of our blogger friends how important they are to us. You gave us the courage to follow our dream to move to Mexico, you encouraged us with your comments, and your postings were nourishment as we prepared to move. I can’t tell you how important it has been for us to know there were people there who would chime in with advice when we needed it. Thank you all.