|Winners are grinners… and friends no matter what.|
Last night I went to a friend’s engagement party. The venue was awesome, a cool little hotel in The Rocks in Sydney, with the Harbour Bridge visible from the upstairs balcony. It’s been a while since I’ve gone out so I was really looking forward to getting dressed up and having a few laughs. I knew a couple of gals I hadn’t seen for ages were going too, including one who I always refer to as My Partner in Crime. I’ve known her for almost 15 years and we have gone on many chick weekends away (although not lately, darling – we need to remedy that!) When we’re together, there is no limit to the amount of fun we can have. A particular restaurant in the Hunter Valley will attest to the validity of that fact. Ahem.
But it was fantastic to touch base with my mates and catch up on what’s been happening in their lives. The newly engaged couple certainly put on a great bash – the champagne was flowing, the music was from my era (i.e anything circa 80’s & 90’s) and the room was pumping! I may have even sung back up vocals with the band for a few songs, too. Heh.
It reminded me of how lucky I am – and how true friends are worth their weight in GOLD. Far better than any Olympic medal and quite frankly, way more important. They are the gifts in life that keep on giving. The ones who don’t care how long it’s been since you last spoke, the ones who pick you up when you’re feeling like shit, the ones you can call on any time and they’ll be there, no question. I found this little quote on Facebook the other day and it summed up everlasting friendship perfectly for me:
It’s been said that everlasting friends go long periods of time without speaking and never question their friendship. These friends pick up phones like they just spoke yesterday, regardless of how long it has been or how far away they live and they don’t hold grudges. They understand life is busy and that you will always love them.
I have a few friends who are exactly like this and I would be absolutely lost without them. My eternal thanks and love goes to those special people – they know who they are.
How have YOUR friends coloured your world? What’s the most memorable thing anyone has ever done for you in the name of friendship?