Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Best friends forever. What happened to that?

We all have someone in our lives we've bumped into. 

Well, maybe we didn't just bump into them, maybe we crossed swords with them.

Whatever happened, and however you describe it, you and they are on the outs.  

Recently, I saw a quote, "Best friends forever. What happened to that?"

I have a "best friend" whom I've known all my life. Back around '83 we had a bump up and it was a dozen years before we accidentally crossed paths. We made up and were fast friends for about 13 years. 

Then, I made a life decision that took me out of his orbit, he said some mean-spirited things and now, 11 years later, we still haven't spoken. 

I've reached out every year by email to wish him a Happy Birthday and Merry Christmas...crickets. For all I know he could have died, but we have some mutual acquaintances so they'd probably say something.

Here's the point...none of us are so well-friended that we don't need another friend. Plus, we don't need the stress of thinking about what I've just been writing about.

So, during the next week I'm going to reach out again and see how he's doing.

Here's my challenge to you: Pick someone with whom you've had a bump up...float a small--or large--effort to reconcile. See what happens. The simple act that you tried makes you the bigger person.

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