by Skip Cohen
It's Sunday, so be aware - I ALWAYS jump the track from business and marketing concepts. I'm also wonderfully exhausted, having spent the last few days with terrific friends, including hanging out on their back porch until midnight last night. Waking up a few minutes ago, I asked Sheila if she got the license plate of the truck that hit us - she never answered because she was already back to sleep.
And that's my instant lead into that adrenaline rush you get when hanging out with great friends.
Life is simply too short, but for some of us, our lives were more than half over by the time we finally realized it. But it's not aging I'm talking about, but the secret ingredient of learning to savor the moment and simply slow down. Obviously, it comes with age. I know for Sheila and me, we've become much more selective and appreciative of so many different things.
We're back in our home town for a very special wedding, which was last night. As in the past, we're staying with old friends - for Sheila, Melissa, and "Hoss' came into her life almost thirty years ago. For me, it's only been fifteen, but with each visit, it becomes more memory-making. We catch up at most 1-2 times a year, and each visit is jam-packed with laughs and late nights.
True friends are those people who ask how we are, and then wait to hear the answer.
There it is - one quote that sums up a remarkable friendship with two knucklehead friends we love dearly. And I use "knucklehead" as the ultimate compliment of great people who we simply enjoy because they enjoy life so much.
If you've got at least one friend like that, learn to savor the moments while at the same time creating more of them. The pandemic taught us all a lesson - never take anything for granted because life is so very short.
Wishing you a day ahead with time to enjoy at least one great friend - the one that fits that quote above. Take nothing for granted, and remember to tell them what they mean to you! And to Hoss and Melissa...what a kick it is having you in our lives. We've spent so much time in your house that I finally know where everything goes in the kitchen...not to mention the fridge.
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