Monday, November 7, 2016

You Can Never Have Enough Friends

At the celebration of my uncle's life last week, stories were shared about his massive personality.  A couple of his common catch-phases were shared, and "you can never have enough friends" was one of them.

What a wonderful way to go through life.

As I age, it seems harder and harder to have friends, and compared to the amount that I had when I was younger, my current list of friends is a mere fraction.  There are a lot of reasons for this.  We moved away from our home.  My job has me as a leader, which limits the amount of peers with whom I can socialize.  That same job requires massive hours, which eliminates much free time for socializing.  Our neighborhood is not at all conducive to being neighborly.  I could go on.

The bottom line?  If a crisis occurred, and I needed immediate emergency help from a friend, there is pretty much nobody here where we live whom I could call.  Nobody.

Pretty sad state of affairs, no?

That's why my uncle's catch phrase is so remarkable.  Life is better and easier the more friends one has.  

Simple stuff, but with profound results.

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