I believe it was some time in middle school when I began adding letters. B.F.F. didn’t really do it justice and it didn’t look so extravagant on the yearbook page. Besides, we knew we would be friends for life and so this was decidedly more appropriate.
Best Friends Forever and Ever Til Death Do Us Part.
Silly kid games, right? Well I no longer sign the notes I pass in class like this, but it most certainly would still be appropriate. If you’ve read my blog long enough, you’d know that I love my friends. I brag about them, I go on and on about how AMAZING they are, I claim to be the luckiest gal in the world for being blessed with such a wonderful group of girls I know I can count on for anything…it’s all been said and done before. But it never stops me from wanting to revisit this topic and share with you again how important my friendships are to me.
The other day my friends came down to San Diego to spend the day eating and laughing, the two things we are known masters of. After our first meal of the day, we sat by the beach and looked out at the crystal blue ocean and marveled at the good fortune we had. A group of friends who have the ability to get together on a weekday and stare at the ocean on a glorious afternoon…just because! It’s so simple yet so remarkable at the same time. They are some of the most accomplished and successful people I know, and all of us lead such crazy, hectic lives that more often than not see us scattered around the globe, but on this day we were together and celebrating the fact that not one of us had a time clock to push and the only thing on the calendar was quality time with friends.
I know I touched on this in a post last week about making sure you spend time with the ones you love now, but I am going to reiterate it again. The moments in life that you will remember and that will touch your life in the most profound ways, are the simple ones that we often take for granted. Make the time to just sit back and laugh. The ocean view helps, but it’s the company you’re with that makes it truly special.
Just in case you are thinking to yourself what makes my friends so fabulous, take a second to check them out. I suggest you look at their website, read their blogs, and follow their twitters! ☺
Jasmine: jasmine-star.com (The BEST photographer this side of the Mississippi)
Bianca: inthenameoflove.org (God's little angel. No seriously)
Jennie: jenniefinch.com (The fiercest female athlete on the planet)
Melanie: (oh wait…Mel doesn’t HAVE a website. Despite being one of the most talented individuals I know and one of the most gifted writers on earth, she doesn’t see the point. Get with the program Mel!!! She does have a twitter now though, thanks to me.)
P.S. Jen would like me to point out that she is not wearing her sunday best like some people because she came straight from training. :)