All friendships have an energy, a momentum that carries with it an implied understanding. The bonds of those friendships can be stretched taut like an elastic band but, when the tension is finally released, that friendship continues to maintain its original integrity and strength.
I am fortunate that I have several of those friendships in my life. As circumstances have occasionally dictated, some of the parameters of those friendships have been forced to change but the feelings contained within that framework have always remained the same.
When you find a pearl in a sea of oysters, you grab it and you never let it go. I don’t need to have a lot of friends in my life but I do need to have real friends, friends who know that my silence speaks louder than my voice, friends who laugh with me because they share my humor and friends who know that they will never have to search for my heart because they will always find it on my sleeve.
Friendships don’t happen by accident. We are drawn to people who are meant to be in our lives because they teach us things about ourselves. I will never underestimate the power of a true friendship. And, though I try to tell my friends as often as possible that I love them, a simple reminder never hurts.