Word Of The Week-Friendship

I’ve been thinking a lot about friendship this week. As it’s been on my mind it’s only apt I make it my word for this week. I don’t have a huge circle of friends I never have, as an introvert I don’t mind admitting that I cope better in small circles. This year has sadly seen that circle grow even smaller for one reason or another and it makes me a little sad.

I think that when life gets busy and you put your family first there’s little time to nurture friendships. There are friends that I’ve known forever, we send the occasional text, birthday and Christmas card. Funnily enough they are the friends I can tell anything to. When we speak it’s like no time has passed at all.

This week I realised that some people I thought were friends are actually not. I’ve questioned why I ever thought them friends in the first place. They are negative and snarky and just not nice people at all.

I had been feeling a little down about the friendships that have ended this year and about my social circle reducing somewhat. To turn this around I reminded myself that everything happens for a reason. The people who stay in my life are the ones that are meant to be there. I will cherish the good memories and experiences and move on with my life.

I also sent a text to my friends that I haven’t spoken to for a while to let them know I was thinking of them. Doing something as simple as that has made me feel much better.

You might enjoy last weeks word of the week post, Food.

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14 Comments

  1. September 1, 2017 / 8:00 am

    It’s funny how time flies by yet when you get together with those old friends it’s like no time has passed at all, I know just what you mean. And it sounds as though the friendships that have dwindled this year were for the right reasons. I like to drop texts or notes out to friends I’ve not seen in a while, too, good to keep in touch x Thanks for sharing with #WotW

  2. September 1, 2017 / 8:03 am

    It is hard when friendships naturally come to an end. I think most friends we have in our lives are those who are right for a particular part of it and a few very special ones are there for all of it thoug Those friends that you can just catch up with and it feels like no time has passed are the best though. Glad that taking the time to let them know you are thinking of them has helped you feel better x #WotW

  3. September 1, 2017 / 11:06 am

    I’m much like you friend wise. I have some good friends that I only see a few times a year but they are always there for me if needed. It’s also hard to let go of friends, I met a friend when I was expecting Star and we became close, then things changed and she just stopped replying to my texts, and the times we’d promised to meet up never materialised. It’s hard to imagine how close we were and at first I used to overthink why she didn’t want to know me anymore. But as you know, the best friends are the ones that do stick around and although it seems hard sometimes, you have to get rid of those that bring you down . xx

    #wotw

    • September 3, 2017 / 9:50 pm

      Sorry to hear that Anne, I’ve had people do that to me too. You just have to move on don’t you x

  4. September 1, 2017 / 11:45 am

    REading this made me feel a bit guilty. I am not a good friend lately ignoring mine. I am just really sad and deosnt want to bring people down with me. But I really need to work harder. #wotw

    • September 3, 2017 / 9:51 pm

      Really sorry to hear that Merlinda, I’m sure they would like to be there for you if you reached out x

  5. September 2, 2017 / 7:42 pm

    Good to get back in touch with people, I must admit I’ve taken a lot of friendships for granted, it will get much harder when we’re all away in different places next year. I’l have to remember like you to drop them a text and keep in touch!

    • September 3, 2017 / 9:55 pm

      I think we all do when life gets busy. Hope you can stay in touch with your friends x

  6. September 3, 2017 / 4:54 pm

    Ah sending love Angela, I find there are those solid friends and those that come and go, which at the time makes you sad. It is so hard keeping up with work family life, friends and blogging. I had a few friends that walked away as they didnt approve of my blog, and do you know what that is their problem and loss not mine. I have met so many new friends through my blog and have by true fiends and that is all I need. Chin up lovely lady, you are amongst friends here x

    • September 3, 2017 / 9:56 pm

      Thank you for your lovely comment Sarah, it means a lot. I can’t believe your friends didn’t approve of your blog, more fool them x

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