One of the most important freedoms we have is choosing who our friends are. We are able to filter through all of the people we meet to find those amazing few with whom we connect in a deep way, can share our true selves and value the opinions and insights they return to us. It is important to choose them carefully - they are your sounding board for how you see the world and often the frame through which the world sees you.
Making new friends is as important as keeping the old - each person meets you and learns you (and loves you) from who you are at that moment in time. Old friends offer insights colored from an intimate knowledge of your history while the new form opinions colored by your emotional zeitgeist without a hint of baggage.
What a wonderful world where we have the freedom to choose our friends!
|In honesty I stole this picture from the Really Really Blog. Learn more about that night HERE.|
EDIT: February 14, 2015
I took this pic on my last day at my job in Key West. I miss these girls greatly. I've never loved a job so much or had so many laughs day in and day out. I was so lucky to find such amazing friends on that tiny island so far from everywhere.
|Another partially blurry pic taken by a man.|