Thank you.

I used to view the end of a friendship as a failure.

I’d berate myself, believing I didn’t care enough to stick it out, to work through the problem.

Now, I see it differently. When a friendship ends, it is because what we were meant to learn from each other is finished. Letting go with a loving heart is a success.

The good-bye is temporary anyway.

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6 thoughts on “Thank you.

  1. KM Huber says:

    Very wise words, Deb, and ones we need to remember. As you say, we are all connected so our attention is just elsewhere for a while. Who knows what connection awaits.

    Karen

  2. Diane says:

    yup. It’s a wonderful understanding.

    Too bad the ‘older generation [Read: parents] may not necessarily agree and artfully dig at you about how great it is to be in touch with friends from 75 yrs. ago – whilst complaining of these ‘friends’ being crazy, self-absorbed, not listening.

    😉

    • deb reilly says:

      Ha! I think if those friendships survive, great. But sometimes it’s more about remembering the good old days than a heart-to-heart connection. I’d be lying if said I didn’t want someone in my life who knew me back in my heyday.

      Oh…wait. THIS is my heyday! 🙂

  3. Excellent, Deb. You said in a few lines what I spent an entire weekend listening to a group of writers try to put into words, most of them defensive words. Thank you.

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