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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Do you have that group?

Do you have that group of people in your life? 
You know, the people you can tell anything to. 
The ones you laugh with.
The ones you cry with.
The ones you vent to.
The ones you sit in silence with. 
Do you have that group?

I hope so.

Do you continue to make friends throughout your life? 

I hope so. 

But what if you didn't? What if you were content with the friends you had?

I went to college without any of my best friends. I was terrified. I knew I had to meet new friends but I really liked the ones I already had. I was afraid I was going to lose touch with my best friends, the group of girls that I had pretty much been inseparable with for 5+ years. 

Guess What?! I survived and our friendship survived - all while we made new friends along the way. 

These are still my Best Friends - Not sure much will ever change that

Friendship is a great thing because, the beauty of it is you can have more than one. 

I've made so many lasting friendships and I'm happy for each one of them and the different things they have taught me. 

As I get older and learn along the way, I have realized I'm happy to continue making friends because honestly how boring would that be or how rude would I look if I didn't want any more. I just think of the people I wouldn't know, the lovely smiles I would have missed out on if I would have turned the other cheek to a new friendship. 

"Close relationships, more than personal satisfaction or one's view of the world as a whole, are the most meaningful factors in happiness. If you feel close to other people, you are four times as likely to feel good about yourself than if you do not feel close to anyone." Magen, Birenbaum, and Pery 1996

So go put yourself out there. Be a part of something bigger - care about someone and be cared for in return.

As this post is part of the #CheersNotJeers linkup I'd like to offer some Cheers to some amazing people in my life and our friendships {new & old}
: My High School Besties {pictured above}
: My College Friends 
: My Lisbon Friends
: My Lake Friends
: & Lastly my Happy Hour Blog Friends >>
:: Lexe : Ashten : Brit : Erin : Margaret : Nikki : Meg : Kate : Amber ::

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  1. This is so sweet! I think it's hilarious that you guys are in the same order in all of those pictures! :) Glad you made great friendships that will last you a lifetime!

  2. Sounds like you have some great groups of friends and fabulous support systems! I am a new follower, I found you through the Cheers not Jeers link up. Can't wait to read more. Hope you will come check out my blog and follow me as well!

  3. Karla forevernewlyweddedDecember 11, 2013 at 1:10 PM

    I am visiting from the linkup! I love that you have all those pictures of your best friends in the positions! My two best friends are my college roommates as well. 7 years and still going strong. Friends like that are the best. =D

  4. I've never really had a group of friends, but I do have a single best friend and we maintain that best friend relationship even though I moved 15,000 miles away...which says a lot really.

  5. Ya we realized this was our lineup on accident but now we always try and take one on purpose. It is fun to see how we change through the years!!

  6. Yep I'm pretty blessed. Thanks for visiting I can't wait to check out your blog as well!!

  7. Ya we always try and take a pic in that order now when we are together!! I love to see how we have all changed too.

  8. And that's all that matters having that very special person in your life!!