August 12, 2010
Hell friends! Can you believe we are already in the middle of August? Time flies I tell you! As I gear up for a new career and anticipate fall organizing, I want to write about something that has been weighing on my mind lately. To say the least, it is not helping my OM ;o)
Recently the hubs and I were on a road trip visiting friends and we got to talking about how it seems the older we get the more often we see friends competing with friends. To be blunt, I do not get this at all. Friends are there for support, encouragement, laughter, fun, and a shoulder to cry on. Since when did it become about who has a nicer home, who is doing better work, who is “Keeping Up With the Jones’s” better? Living this way is only going to cause stress in your friendships and that is not what friendships are about.
Friends are there to celebrate the victories in life…..even if they accomplished something before you did. They are there to help out……even if you are working on the same thing. Friendship is not about competition, we compete for enough things in life. Friendship is something to be cherished and respected. To have true friendships in life is a precious gift and should not be taken for granted.
Whew, I feel better! Just a little something for all of us to think about. We have enough in life to worry about, the last thing we should be concerned with is competing with our friends.