Last weekend, I went down to Sacramento to spend the weekend with friends - believe it or not, from high school. I went to a private boarding school (I grew up Seventh Day Adventist) in Idaho with a total of just under 200 kids. Only 54 in our graduating class, we formed friendship bonds that most kids don't have with their high school mates. It's interesting because many (not all) have left our religion but the bond of growing up with a certain way of life has contributed to the depth of friendship.
I'm always amazed at how you can go for years and years without talking to someone and then out of the blue, pick right back up where you left off. It's a pretty neat thing. I am blessed to have the people that I have in my life, especially those friends from high school who have, through the magic of Facebook, reconnected with me.
We went and saw Trace Adkins at Thunder Valley Casino - great concert, as always. Trace certainly knows how to put on a show! Anyhow, following Trace we went to dinner and spent most of the rest of the night visiting only to pick back up the next day and create new memories while revisiting the old ones. It was one of those weekends that one could not duplicate - it just happened which is probably part of what made it so special.
Friends are not difficult to find. True, long lasting, loyal, trusting, "hold your heart" kinda friends are not as easy. If you have one of those special kinds of friends that you haven't spoken to in a while, I urge you to pick up the phone and call them, go on Facebook and write on their wall or just write a sweet handwritten note. We have no guarantees in this life of how long we will be here. Take this time to tell someone how much they mean to you while they are still here...time is so very precious!
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