It couldn't be a more typical Sunday morning. Molly, the Wonder Dog, is asleep at my feet. I can't seem to sleep past 7:00 am, but managed to tip-toe out of the room without waking Sheila up. So, here I sit sharing one of my most favorite topics this morning, "friendships."
We're headed to Ohio later in the week and spending some time with great friends, "Hoss" and Melissa. They've been friends of Sheila's for at least twenty years and adopted me when I came into the family. We might be a few thousand miles apart, but that doesn't change the quality of the friendship. We get together a few times a year at our house or theirs and from the time we're in the same room to when we leave, the days are loaded with laughter, great conversation and quality time together.
Friendship isn't about who you've known the longest.
It's about who walked into your life, said, "I'm here for you" and proved it.
We all have lots of people we consider friends. Most of them are people we just enjoy being with, but those true friends, the ones who would be there for us, no matter what the crisis, are rare. Great friends become family and a reminder that blood isn't always thicker than water.
I'm obviously excited about getting time this week with good friends. They're a couple who have become so significant, Sheila and I have a hard time remembering when they weren't in our lives.
Wishing all of you a wonderful Sunday and time to appreciate those friends who help make your life "a little bit better." Take the time for one of those eleven-second hugs with somebody very special. (If you're tuning in late - one of the magazines did a story a year ago about longer hugs having therapeutic value - eleven seconds was the minimum.)
Happy Sunday everybody - take the time to appreciate your friends and if you're not shooting a wedding today enjoy the day off. You've earned it.
There are some people in life that make you laugh a little louder,
smile a little bigger and live just a little bit better.
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