My sister describes friends as shoes. "Some are stilettos" and while they are fun you can only have them on for a little bit and then have to put them back in the closet. Others are a comfy pair of sneakers or slippers and you can have all the time. Then there are those that are your favorite pair. The ones you will never give away and are made of the best quality. Every shoe has a purpose.
It made me think of some of my friends and the surprises they have given me.
I was mentioning to my niece and sister last night that I wish I had more friends like me. What I meant by that is someone who will drive to see me and who is reliable (I can do without the anal part haha). If I hear a friend say they want to do something or dream about some thing, I want to be a part of it. I'll normally look up the event or activity and get the ball going. I rarely cancel. I drive to many of my friends house because they think I live in another country. I guess I just want people to also go out of their way too.
The other day my friend Debbie called. I was coming back from Laguna Hills from a training and she had asked me to go have dinner with her. Honestly, I didn't feel like driving back to the O.C. and then she offered to drive up to my area. When I told her I was shocked that she would go out of her way to drive to see me and I explained that I generally have to drive to see my friends she said it was B.S. and friendship goes both ways. It made me feel special and understood.
The conversation with my sister and niece ended with laughter as we started thinking about the nerdy talks a twin me and I would have.