Some weeks it’s easy to find something to smile about and this is one of those weeks. I’m smiling about my awesome friends! You know who you are! Not so long ago, I wrote a post on friendship, although I talked mostly about the different types of friends most of us have. This week, I’m talking about my closest friends and other friends who step up to the plate and befriend you when you least expect it – and all of you know who you are!
For a couple of reasons, I’ve had to call on these friends this week and, of course, they have come through for me. I feel very lucky to have these extraordinary people in my life. I hope each and every one of them know it.
There is a point I want to address that I didn’t address in my previous post on friendship. I will only mention it here and may use the topic as material for a later post. Men and women, dear readers, can indeed be friends. Friends and nothing more. Possibly because of my career choice in the past, I have always tended to have more male friends than female friends. Both are very special to me. One of my male friends has been my friend, and a close friend, for more than 35 years. I suppose we’re a little like siblings. There are many people in the world that dispute the fact that men and women can be “only” friends. They would be wrong.
So that big smile you see on my face? That smile is because I have awesome friends. Male and female.
So glad you have friends that come through for you. And I definitely agree that men and women can be great friends without anything more interfering in the relationship. Two of my very best friends are gentlemen who have been solid friends for many years. One is single, but our relationship has absolutely no sexual strains about it. The other man is married, and his wife is also a friend, although I don’t know her as well. But she values her husbands long-standing friends for what they do for him, and she realizes that her hubby and I are just like siblings in our relationship. He would never put anyone ahead of his wife, and she is very secure in that. People who don’t believe that kind of friendship is possible are missing out on something very special.
Friends are a wonderful thing! I agree with you about men and women being friends.