“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

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