Thursday, September 25, 2014
You are the company you keep
Last night was the last of our entertaining duties and it was a pleasure to end on this girl. I have never been one of those people to take sides when people break up well, unless cheating was involved but still. I don't believe in the whole "well, they broke up so I guess I can't be friends with the person I've known for less time." I can name two people off the top of my head that are THE most positive people we know (stop wondering Jeff, you're one of them) and to not have the influence of these people in our lives would be a travesty just because of a break up.
The girl we had over was an ex-girlfriend of a family member and when they broke up, WE cried. She is quite possibly the sweetest girl we know and I'll be damned if I was going to not see her anymore just because they weren't meant to be. It's been quite a while since we've seen her because her schedule is insane. She works and goes to school full time so we're happy for any time she can give us.
She is infectious with her ambition. She wants to try everything and when she does, she's all in. I'm talking both feet straight in baby even if others think she's nuts. Her heart is so big and she's so sweet that she is always thinking of others. We laughed and she said she hasn't smiled that much in so long her cheeks hurt. There was never a lull in conversation, we felt like we got to pass some knowledge down for potential business and financial purposes and it was so nice to be able to not just talk about funny things but serious things and everything in between. We're able to see how much she's grown up and we're so proud of her.
She's in a good relationship with a good man who seems to treat her well and she so deserves that. She said what wonderful role models we are and how much she looks up to us as a couple. She said all of the people around her are dysfunctional in some way and argue all the time. This isn't the first time we've heard this from people both about being role models and about the misery their other couple friends seem to be in. She laughed and wondered if we ever argued. We assured her we did on occasion and sometimes they were about something big and other times stupid crap just like everyone else. But the difference is we communicate and treat each other like the best friends we are. We asked about her relationship and it sounds like they're on the right track and we offered her advice to help him adjust to a possible new career to make sure they stay on the right path. If anyone deserves a long, healthy marriage, it's her. I love her like she's my little sister and am getting a little misty just thinking about the gap of time that will pass before we see her again until she finishes school.
I had to laugh after yesterday's post when she brought a box of cupcakes for dessert. I made a healthier dessert but I didn't tell her until later after we enjoyed the cupcakes she was sweet enough to bring. Thankfully we have been really low on calories this week so I don't think it'll throw TOO much of a loop in things. So I sent home the pumpkin cookies I made with her in a bag with some maple frosting and boxed up the rest for the Mr to take to work so we're not tempted by them. The best laid plans, right? *wink*
When you have people as good as she is in your life, thank your lucky stars. These people make life feel even more blessed. These people will inspire you and make you feel like anything is possible, you know, like you used to feel before you were jaded with the crap of life. Surround yourself with these people, the ones that lift you up. The ones that remind you that there are people who love, support you and even...gasp...look up to you for one reason or another. We can get so wrapped up in the drama of others and when you have people with refreshing outlooks on life, you too get refreshed, renewed in some way. They say you become most like the five people you spend the most time with...choose wisely.
Do you have people who do this for you? Feel free to sing their praises!
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