I sent a message to a friend of mine the other night, after reminiscing on how beautiful it was, having him be in my life in Japan. He is still a quality friend now, despite our being worlds apart. Open forum was the standard for our time spent together, and life was discussed earnestly and with invested interest in stepping forward with fulfillment and joy. We supported one another in a way I have not really known before it. Our lives intertwined just enough to be able to relate to one another, but without conflict or jealousy. We became friends out of circumstances, but I couldn’t imagine a better friend to have been in his place this past year and a half.
These were our messages:
“I want you to know that I am extremely grateful for your friendship. I still regularly recall memories that remind me of how much of a blessing it was last year, having you in my life. Costco holds a warm spot in my life now, and it cracks me up that, of all places, Costco would have a warm spot. 😛 It was like things could feel normal for an evening, in the midst of the craziness that is figuring out life.”
“That was such a nice message to receive in the morning as I got out of the shower! Thanks for the message. I feel the same way about the friendship and how helpful it was and is while figuring out life!
It is funny how such an “ordinary” place like Costco can morph into something else like that”
Yes. Yes, it really is.