“True friendship multiplies the good in life and divides its evils. Strive to have friends, for life without friends is like life on a desert island … to find one real friend in a lifetime is good fortune; to keep him is a blessing.” – Baltasar Gracian

Yesterday, I got an interesting call from a good friend of mine. Well, was a good friend of mine. It seems that they can no longer be my friend because they feel their affection towards me only causes them pain. I get that. I can even accept that.

Desert Leader
Creative Commons Use: Thank you to Hamed Saber on Flickr

What I don’t get, is that I don’t believe I’ve ever misled anyone, including this person, about my feelings. I’ve been honest, open and caring – as friends should be.

    In the end, I’m down a friend in my life, which sucks.

What it did force me to do, though, was to take stock in my life.
I value friendship above all else in my life and I value all those who have reached out to me.

This Thanksgiving, I hope I’m still able to call all of you my friend, that all of you feel like you can reach out to me and that I can rely on you.

Used Under Creative Commons: Thank you to Shanissinha on Flickr

Friendship is far more tragic than love. It lasts longer. – Oscar Wilde

10 Comments Add yours

  1. Amanda Johnson says:

    You can still call me your friend 😉

    1. Schnik says:

      Do I hafta? Really? ;-P

  2. Mary Rarick says:

    I’m thankful to call you my friend, Nick.

    1. Schnik says:

      I am likewise thankful. This year has been one of the best.

  3. Ditto what Mary said….it’s an honor and a privilege I cherish!

    1. Schnik says:

      Cheryl, I totally dig it, even if I can’t help but break the rules. hehehe

  4. Bridget says:

    Calling you my friend is one of the many blessings in my life, Nick. Thanks for your friendship, and for just being you! ❤

    1. Schnik says:

      Bridget, I think this goes without saying, but you know how I feel about you all. 🙂

  5. Mike says:

    Boom, you’re my friend.

    1. Schnik says:

      LOL. Thanks Mike, that made me laugh, then cough, then laugh again.

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