I was reluctant to write on this topic for the 30 Day Writing Challenge because I did not and do not want to get all gushy. I have some great friends, close friends and it is hard to measure, or incorrect to measure how close you are to them in comparison to others. But I will start anyway with my newest best friend, my girlfriend. Shoot, I speak to her everyday. See her almost everyday. I guess I am lucky that we got close so fast. I mean, I guess she is lucky.
I've known my best friend Al for 32 years. We haven't been friends for that amount of time but close to it. Al gets invited to family gatherings. When he has family over I am there. His kids are like my own nephews and nieces.
And then there are my other best friends. The boys. Cheesy Mike, Andy, Peter, and Stuart. Two of them have fled to another city, three have a wife and kids, and the other has two blogs and a cat... All these things prevents us from hanging around as regularly as we used to. Oh, and jobs. Right. We work. That also gets in the way of fun.
What is that expression? Friends help you move. Great friends help you move the body.
Here's a test for you. Think about this. The answer may actually be nobody. But if you come up with a name, then that is telling in itself. Buddies stand shoulder to shoulder, through thick and thin. Some would lay down their lives for you. How many people do you know that you can trust with your life? One? Two? A few? Now, once you pondered that question, answer this, how many people can you trust with your money?
|This is exactly what I picture when I think of my friends...|
Mike and Nicky over at We Work for Cheese have
forced invited us to participate in this 30 Day Creative Writing Challenge . Today is Day 8, the theme is Best Friend. Here are some of the other participants.
Ellie Belen Linda M. Mike WJ Sandra Shawn @ Stubborn Fool Shoot Me Now Unfinished Person Ziva Mike Barb Babs - beetle Shawn @ Stubborn Fool Linda M. If I were God... nonamedufus Linda Laughing Mom Katherine UNDER PRESSURE! Wendy P.J. Leeuna thriftshopcommando injaynesworld NathanaelV Malisa MsDarkstar