For the past 5 weeks I have been dealing with an illness on my own. It has been frustrating at times to say the least. Anyway the combination of my illness and other personal events lead me to write to an old friend. Well, she’s not old in the sense of age but rather I have known her for a good amount of time. Up to that point it had been several months since we last spoke. I wrote to her not thinking she would even write back but she did. Not only did she write back with concern about my well-being, she even made me laugh with her wonderful dog stories. She patiently listened to me complaining about being sick. I also spoke of my disappointments over friendships that were lost. She didn’t have to write back or listen. She could have said she was too busy with work, family, etc. But no, she spent a few minutes out of her day to lift up my spirits. No matter what disagreements we had in the past she has always been there for me. She told me she would always be my friend and has remained true to her words. Her kindness has remained constant over time. No matter where our lives lead us she would never turn down my request for help or to listen. If I called up one of my ex’s and told them I needed to talk, they would laugh at such a request.
It is nice to find one constant in this world. That is a friend that will always be there for you in time of need.
Each of us is on a journey that is unique and special. We are here to learn, grow and develop. Sometimes the lessons along the way can be painful. Often it is the difficult ones that teach us the most. When I look back to where I was 10 years ago to where I am today, I would have not believed the path I was going to take which lead me to this place. The people we meet along the way which we share our lives with will impact us in some way. Her constant kindness is a blessing which has impacted me.