Friday, March 12, 2010

Lasting Impressions 19

Lasting Impressions is a series about friendships. I've been really excited to bring this series back so if you would like to be involved, please either leave a comment or send me an email.

Today's Lasting Impressions post comes from the super sweet Melanie at Live, Laugh, Love. Her love for mission work in Guatemala is both inspiring and encouraging.

Friendships aren’t always an easy thing. In fact, they are hard. It’s a two way street and when one of the “friends” stops communicating, or caring, it’s get bumpy.

I’ve learned that it’s okay to end a friendship. One of my best friends through my college years is getting married this weekend. I was supposed to be standing beside her on the best day of her life. Instead, I will be five hours away and I am okay with that (not that I haven’t thought about crashing it). Thing after thing just proved to me that our friendship wasn’t supposed to last all of our lives (as we like to think).

Friendships can be wonderful, but they take work. You have to care about each other, love them, want to spend time with them, call them, and just be there.

I’m going to leave you with this quote that I heard on TV the other night. It sums up friendships:

“Some people are meant to stay in our lives forever, while some are meant to just make an appearance.”

What do you do to keep your friendships alive? What has caused your friendships to end?