For some reason this weekend I was itching to relive the past. Also known as searching my face book wall from years past. That is the great thing about face book, it holds a lot of memories for you and for me when face book started it was at a very social part of my life. Anyway, it made me really sad.
Not in a depressing mood sad, just a regretful sad. I have lost touch with a lot of people over the years.
I truly believe friends are like seasons. I think people come and go in our lives for a purpose. Some friendships last a lifetime and some are just there during certain periods of our lives.
I am very fortunate to have always been surrounded by great friends. I would love to catch up with so many people and I truly regret going on a “delete face book friends” rampage once when I was in a mood in 2007. Do you know how many people I would love to stalk but I deleted? I’m so silly.
I don’t look back at missed friendships with overwhelmed regret because clearly we are all blessed now, I just wish I would have kept friendships and connections with others when I was too busy being obsessed with my boyfriend, now husband. Does that make sense? I guess in hindsight I know he wasn’t going anywhere, but if I had known it back in 2006-07 I might have spent more time with my friends.
I think this concept holds true in my present life. Sometimes I don’t put fourth the effort with friends. I can be really guarded and so easily pass people up because I’m so focused on my family and my own agenda. I hope I can do better and be a more selfless friend.