Monday, January 31

Top Two Tuesday - What I have learned series...Friendship addition

“Friendship is the hardest thing in the world to explain. It’s not something you learn in school. But if you haven’t learned the meaning of friendship, you haven’t really learned anything.” – Muhammad Ali

I have learned LOTS about friendships in the past year alone.

1. My friendship with those with kids is way different that my friendships with those without kids, my friendship with Catholics is different than my friendship of non-Catholics, OK well I guess I need to say that ALL my friendships are different. There.  That is what I meant.  This one is pretty obvious but at the same time a little bit tough to swallow when you first realize it.

2. Not to expect too much out of my friends. It's like going to a movie with very low are NEVER dissapointed.  I think that sounds bad but it's true. Once I realized that the world does not revolve around me....guess what??? My friendships got SO MUCH BETTER!!!!  I don't ever get upset when a friend cancels something or can't do something, or forgets something or whatever it may be.  I may be sad for a minute but I quickly realize it is never worth losing a friend over and I go on loving that person just the same as before.  I am sure know for a fact that I have let so many people down and I know I will in the future, the cool thing about having friends is that they can forget about all that and love you just the same.

In the past few years I have, by the grace of God, developed some amazing friendships, and somehow over the years kept some good friends....."Make new friends and keep the old, one is silver and the other is gold"  Thank you to all my friends for being there for me in so many different ways.


  1. Love the idea of going into it with low expectations! so true! btw miss you friend lets do dinner soon with the fams!

  2. I really like 2 I need to do that because even thought I know the world does not revolve around me & I really don't expect much from my friends because I have been really hurt by friends in the past, I do need to lower my expectations as far as how much effort they put fourth with me & just except the friendship for what it is.. & not for what I hope it to be. Thanks for sharing that :)

  3. I need to work on #2. I really want to work on focusing less on myself and more on what my other friends need/want from me. Sometimes I find myself getting too caught up in my own life and problems to notice others!

  4. Leslie! I love your #2! I realized that last year, too, and I think it is SUCH an important thing to remember. Life happens, so they say, and sometimes things are out of our control (well....really everything is out of our control if we give our lives to God). I have lost friendships because other friends have held me too accountable before, and was sad....until I realized that God did not want that friendship in my life, afterall! He works in mysterious ways! Thanks for this post!

  5. cute cute CUTE blog
    stopping by from TOP TWO TUESDAY!

    would LOVE for you to stop by