So, they say you can have three types of friends – A friend for a reason, a season and a lifetime. There are individual reasoning’s behind each one but it never states if they can cross over or change; I’ve had friends that should’ve been lifetime friends become friends for a season and then friends that were there as if sent just for one reason that have become lifetime friends.
I truly feel there are multiple types of friends you can have, from that one true best friend to an adventure buddy, a work friend, a wise mentor, a polar opposite friend and a brutally honest friend. Everyone needs their circle, it doesn’t mean the friends in that circle need to be connected – Hell, they don’t even have to know each other necessarily. Your friends are your “team” so to speak, they all play different positions and have a different impact in your life.
I have been blessed with a handful of amazing people that have come into my life and stand by my side at the end of every day, I know they have my back at all times. They also aren’t afraid to call me out on my “bullshit” and put me in my place when I am wrong. I am so grateful to my team, my people, my friends.
To the friends from my past, I am grateful beyond words for the memories. The lifetime friends that have turned into seasons and even reasons. The lessons you’ve taught me; good, bad and indifferent. Thank you. There will always be a place in my heart for the friendship we once shared but people change and as we get older, people who were once like sisters; they’ll grow apart. But friendship is like glass and once broken it can be fixed but cracks will remain. There is no hate in my heart and when you reminisce on the memories I hope you smile like I do because they are some of the best laughs, tears and memories I could ask for.
There was a quote I saw the other day that brought up this post’s inspiration and it says “We all lose friends.. we lose them in death, to distance and over time. But even though they may be lost, hope is not. The key is to keep them in your heart, and when the time is right, you can pick up the friendship right where you left off. Even the lost find their way home when you leave the light on.”
We all having “falling outs” and normally we all mend the friendships but some, some can’t be completely healed. Some friendships, once lost – they’re gone forever and it’s a sad day when the realization of that occurs. So to my lifetime’s turned into seasons; I’ll always be here, I’ll forever cheer you on from a distance and for a lifetime I’ll be nothing but happy for you.