Nathanial Garrod

Gratitude: Day Eight

Today I am sincerely grateful for friendship.

I have times when I worry and fret that all of my friends from the past have moved on, and here I am left in my little daily life. The more I talk to formers, I realize I am not the only one who is worried about this.

And I am learning that just because I don’t talk to friends with any regularity, does not mean that our friendship is over, it just means we are on separate paths for the time being. And when those paths cross again, despite weeks, months, years, the conversations pick right back up. They quickly navigate the missing time and move forward.

Yeah, I have been sarcastic and punchy with my gratitude this past week, but today I think it is worth noting great friendships. Without friends I would not have left on this trip, without friends, I would regularly feel much more panicked than confident about this trip, without friends this trip would feel much more lonely.

One of my favorite tacky sayings is “a stranger is just a friend you haven’t made yet.”

One Comment on “Gratitude: Day Eight

  1. Sara Crayne
    November 9, 2014

    Nathanial, the older I get the more glad I am for having kept up with many old friends. It is SO worth it!

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