The Test of Friendship

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You know that saying “Blood is thicker than water,” meaning that when the chips are down, your family will always be the most important part of your life?  I used to think it was the weirdest saying (not to mention a little weird…why am I reducing my family to a pool of blood?), but sometimes, as I’ve grown older, I see the value in such an off-balance saying.

It’s been one of those weeks where friendships have been tested in my life, not always with positive results.  It’s frustrating when you feel like you’ve poured time and energy and support into a relationship only to see it sink over a stupid argument,  Life moves on, and I realize I’ll move on with it, with one fewer friendship and a few extra hours into my schedule.  It still comes as a slap in the face, though, especially when it was unexpected.

Friends, what do you do in these situations?  When you’re at odds with a friend, whether a BFF or a fringe friend from college you occasionally see at weddings, what do you do when you don’t agree?  Do you let things work themselves out naturally?  Do you confront the problem head on, and hash it out through the arguing that’s bound to happen?  Do you move on, or force yourself to eat a piece of humble pie in the name of friendship?

Oh well.  If it wasn’t meant to be, it wasn’t meant to be.

In happier news, only 72 hours until I take my mom to her first Bruce Springsteen concert ever!  I know, for those of you who know my mom it’s crazy that’s she’s never been to a Bruce concert before.  So I’m excited to finally be crossing this off both of our bucket lists on Saturday.  About flippin’ time!

Time to work on my bakery.  Oy.  Logging that overtime now so I have extra $$$ to spend on my bakery.  Haha, I wish I cared about Initech more, really I do.  But I don’t.

Happy second half of the week!

Lis

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  1. I’ve done a little column A, a lot of column B and not much of column C… I’ve kept my mouth shut, I’ve been the supportive friend, I’ve been the honest friend, and in the end, it had to end. Life is a rollercoaster ride, hang on tight! It’s sometimes a daily struggle but I am grateful for the friends I still have.

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