Friends

Friends. That was “You’ve Got A Friend” by James Taylor.

I just got back from a trip with some of my friends from many years ago. They are guys that I went to high school with who I stayed in touch with for a number of years, and then lost touch and reconnected with them just recently. Now we get together each year and reminisce about our past, share our issues, care about each other. And I know any of us would come running to see each other again – winter, spring, summer or fall, because all we have to do is call, and we’ll be there.

Who are those friends from your past? Reconnect with them. Maybe you’re a young person and you haven’t lost touch with some of your young friends. If you haven’t, congratulations. Stay in touch with them. But if you’re older, think back to those people that made a difference in your life, in your teenage years, and in your 20s and 30s. Reach back out to them – calling them, writing them, knocking on their front door and going to see them. Tell them what they meant to you in your life, and how they developed you into the person that you are today, and how grateful you are.  Listen to them and find out what’s going on in their life and how can you help them as a friend. Stay in touch. Get reconnected to those people in your past made you who you are today.

If you’ve got a favorite song, tell me about it in your comments or send me an email.  I’d love to know what song resonates with you and how it makes you a better person.

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  1. Rick Lundquist July 2, 2018

    Perfect song and so true old friend

  2. Randy Mayes July 5, 2018

    Just spent five days in Colorado hiking with a friend I met in 2nd grade over 50 years ago. It was great to contact with an old friend.

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