Epiphany's Mantra

i thank You God for most this amazing day: for the leaping greenly spirits of trees and a blue true dream of sky; and for everything which is natural which is infinite which is yes
-e.e. cummings

1.02.2009

Friendship...are you getting your daily dose?

Yesterday, a very good friend of 26 plus years whom I consider part of my family made a statement to me. It was funny at first but then I really thought about it. He said, “your friendship is like a multi-vitamin!” Sounds funny but actually, it was quite profound. 

We have known each other for a very long time and have supported each other through our many life changes. Over the years support came in numerous forms, love, spiritual, financial, sweat, sometimes it came through a good word or just plain knowing that someone was there if you needed them.

But giving unconditional friendship is hard these days. People have their own lives, their own problems and definitely their own agendas. So much so, that the friendship is not always what you think it is cracked up to be. 

Some people come into our lives and stay for a really longtime, while others just leave as quickly as they come. But does that really make it a friendship? He got me to thinking. What is Friendship and why do we value it so much. I sometimes speak to other friends, cousins, aunts etc, every month, sometimes it is six months, but we don’t mind as we know that there is no love lost but busy schedules that meme our balance. But, the love is always there.

So what does Friendship mean? My definition is “freedom to love and accept someone for who they truly are and be there in a nonjudgmental way. Anytime…like a vitamin this would certainly be good for their health and well being. The next time I forget or get too busy to pick up the phone, I will remind myself that multi-vitamins work if taken on a regular basis. 

Thanks Sterling,

Epiphany

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Great Analogy! We all need to remember to take our daily dose of friendship and not take this most valuable human interaction for granted. Sorry to be morbid but work and busy schedules will always be there when we're gone.

T