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My Clarity

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“There are some people in life that make you laugh a little louder, smile a little bigger and live just a little better.”

I may not always be there with you, but I will always be there for you. There are friends, there are family, and then there are friends that become family.

True friends are never apart; maybe in distance, but never in their heart. We don’t meet people by accident. They are meant to cross our path for a reason.

I have learned a lot this past year... I learned that things don’t always turn out the way you planned, or the way you think they should. And I’ve learned that there are things that go wrong that don’t always get fixed or get put back together the way they were before. I’ve learned that some broken things stay broke, and I’ve learned that you can get through bad times and keep looking for better ones, as long as you have people who love you.

Close friends are truly life’s treasures. Sometimes they know us better than we know ourselves. With gentle honesty, they are there to guide and support us, to share our laughter and our tears; their presence reminds us that we are never really alone. Everyone has a friend during each stage of life. But only lucky ones have the same friend in all stages of life.

The best kind of friendships are fierce friendships where you aggressively believe in each other, defend each other, and think the other deserves the world. Some people arrive and make such a beautiful impact on your life, you can barely remember what life was like without them and you know that no one will ever be as entertained by us as us. Friends are the family we choose for ourselves.

Life is kind of like a party. You invite a lot of people, some leave early, some stay all night, some laugh with you, some laugh at you, and some show up really late. But in the end, after the fun, there are a few who stay to help you clean up the mess. And most of the time, they aren’t even the ones who made the mess. These people are your true friends in life. They are truly the only ones who matter.

“Notice the people that make an effort to stay in your life”.

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And I am so fortunate to have such a friend. We met at age 16 and at 72, the bond is ever so close. I cannot imagine my life without her in it. Our journey has been filled with life events, but whatever it is, we support each other.

Thank you for such a beautiful writing.

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