Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Game on...

I have a group of great friends, who I love, and we get together at each others home as often as we can to have dinner and play some games.
While we all have our favourites, domino's, wizards, rumoli, etc., the real reason we get together is the friendship and love we have for each other.
I know that sounds corny...but it's true.  We love each other. 
No matter what happens in our lives, this group of friends stand strong.  We may kid each other while the game is going on, and we've certainly had our ups and downs, but we know who we can count on when the going gets tough. 
I've spoken to so many people who don't have a close group of friends...and they think they just haven't been lucky or fortunate enough to find someone they can relate to... but I think they need to take a long, hard, look in the mirror.  A good friend doesn't just fall in your lap.  You have to be a good friend first.  Sometimes doing things you're not crazy about, just because your friend needs you to be there...whether it's listening to a problem, running an errand with them that they don't want to do alone, or help with their weeding!!!...Doesn't matter!
You show me a lonely person, and I'll show you a person who has never learned how to be a good friend. Sometimes it's just putting yourself out there with friendly word, a compliment, and an invite to go for coffee.
You're really missing out on so much, not having a good friend to share your life with.   
Now, go back and take a long look in that mirror.
What do you see now?