and it would be great to open the doors to a few more worlds. My most important friends have given me so many good things, they have been loyal in times of difficulties, they have shared my joy in times of happiness, they have given me new insights, made me interested in things that I earlier didn’t know much about, they have shared their favourite books, music and films with me so I have found new favourites myself. And vice versa of course.
I can see that with one of my best friends, the exchange between us has been so important that it sometimes has changed our lives quite a lot. For instance I introduced her to someone who later on became her boyfriend, I could recommend an estate agent who sold her house in a week though it had been on the market for several years, and I once gave her a book that she said meant so much to her that it changed her life.
In return she has cared about me in some of my darkest moments and she once recommended me a fantastic doctor who could help me when I had some problematic health issues. Another time we had the opportunity to make a great journey together that enhanced our lives and gave us wonderful memories. With such friends it seems like you share a bond that is special and meant to be. I have experienced similar things with other friends too, a deep connection that makes your life more complete and diverse.
Even the ones who merely touch our lives in a more brief way often give their contribution to the whole puzzle… There are people I’ve lost contact with but who still impact my life in positive ways. They have left their footprint on my path and finding it a good footprint, I don’t remove it but appreciate their contribution to my life.
I’m looking forward to meet more like-minded souls in the future, especially those who are single just like me. My closest friends are in relationships and that sometimes makes it harder to meet or plan activities. Plus that our priorities could be a little different (no couples dinners for me but more spontaneity & adventures – at least that’s what I aim for : ) 3 years ago