Day 14 ~ Beautiful Creatures

Book quote

“The guys were going down one road, and I was going down another.”

At times in our lives, there comes a point when we realize that the path we are meant to travel, isn’t always the same as the people in our lives. As we grow, we change, and where are life is heading isn’t always going to lead us to the same place as the people we may have once thought it would. Depending on the time in my life, I have had various close friends. People who for a time were always there. But as we grew, as we began and ended school. As we moved away, or stayed in place. As we held jobs and careers. As some people got married and had children, what brought us together changed.

Each of those friends were important to me at that time, and still hold a place in my heart because they were apart of my life for a certain period of my life. Over the years I have lost touch with many people, or they have become facebook friends that occasionally like my status. But that doesn’t change the fact that we were once great friends. All it means is that eventually, we each reach a road and have to take our own path.

Sometimes we are able to keep connected with others and even though our paths are not the exact same,  they are intertwined. I have had the same best friends for many years even though we each live in a different state and are at different areas of our lives.  That is how I know they are my best friends. We may not walk the same road, but we walk together.

~Elizabeth

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Day 7 ~ Northanger Abbey

Odyssey mech 4

 

“There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends. I have no notion of loving people by halves, it is not my nature.”

This is exactly how I feel about those I care about. I am not always the easiest at opening up and letting people in, but once I do, I love those in my life whole heartily. There is absolutely nothing I wouldn’t do for them.

~Elizabeth

~Elizabeth

Day 39 ~ Lock and Key

“What is family? They were the people who claimed you. In good, in bad, in parts or in whole, they were the ones who showed up, who stayed in there, regardless. It wasn’t just about blood relations or shared chromosomes, but something wider, bigger. We had many families over time. Our family of origin, the family we created, and the groups you moved through while all of this was happening: friends, lovers, sometimes even strangers. None of them perfect, and we couldn’t expect them to be. You can’t make any one person your world. The trick was to take what each could give you and build your world from it.”    

~Elizabeth

Day 35 ~ You’re the Best Friend Ever

“Whoever said laughter is the best medicine was right – it’s also the glue that holds friendships together. To laugh together at life’s ridiculous turn of events makes those events bearable. To laugh at the funny things in life makes life wonderful. The real gift is having a friend to share…laughter with.”

~Elizabeth