If you are lucky enough to have those people in your life that you have grown up with as kids and shared so many amazing early memories with, don’t let them go.
Tonight I called a friend who I haven’t spoken to in probably about a year, their name came up when I got home from work and I just took it as a sign that I needed to get in touch. I was fantastic to catch up. You know those friends you haven’t seen in so long but you can pick up exactly where you left off? It was definitely one of those moments.
How did I meet this friend? When we were babies we were in the same mothers group. That Mothers group stuck together and we went on countless camping trips and always hung out together but eventually the group started to move locations and loss touch but the connection we all share has never been lost.
Last year I went to Sydney and caught up with another one of my friends from the original mothers group and it was so good to catch up we all share that special bond that can’t ever be replaced.
No matter how long it’s been between catch ups they are the friends you know you will have for life and those type of friends don’t come around every day.
I want you to think about one of your really good friends that you haven’t spoken to in a really long time and I challenge you to give them a call or reach out to them in some capacity tomorrow. Don’t take those relationships for granted.
The other outcome is you always feel better talking to a friend like that, no-matter what kind of day you’ve had there are just some friends that can always turn your day around and make you smile again whether it from reliving old memories and simpler times or just hearing about how someone you really care about is going.
I am definitely not a phone call type of person. You won’t find my talking on my phone too often in fact of the 400 minutes I have on my phone I would be lucky to use 30 of them during a month. I definitely exceeded that tonight that phone call I had tonight was a solid 2 hours and it was a two hours well spent.
Nurturing a relationship takes reaching out, be the person to reach out if you haven’t heard from someone in a long time and you truly value their friendship and continue to build those friendships well into the future.