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Sappy happy tears

I got an email from a friend today, It was one of those normally circulated as a mass mailing - full of baby photos and cute sayings - but in this case, the email message was just from her to me.

A couple years ago, our once very close and warm friendship seemed to come to an end, so these lines at the end of the email moved me to tears. I could see this as a piece of junk mail, or I could see it as my friend reaching out to rebuild our friendship...I chose the latter and emailed her back immediately to say that I love her always. And now if you'll excuse me, I need another tissue...

Life is too short to wake up with regrets.
So love the people who treat you right..
Forget about the one's who don't.
Believe everything happens for a reason.
If you get a second chance, grab it with both hands.
If it changes your life, let it.
Nobody said life would be easy,
they just promised it would be worth it.

Friends are like balloons; once you let them go, you might not get them back. Sometimes we get so busy with our own lives and problems that we may not even notice that we've let them fly away. Sometimes we are so caught up in who's right and who's wrong that we forget what's right and wrong. Sometimes we just don't realize what real friendship means until it is too late. I don't want to let that happen, so I'm gonna tie you to my heart so I never lose you.
Send this to all your friends, including me, and see how many you get back. Even send it to your balloons that you think have flown away forever. You may be surprised to see it return. Send this heart to everybody you like. You may also return it to me.

Here's a photo of us from a few years ago when we saw each other much more frequently.

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Comments (2)

Wonderful post. Similarly, I have left friends drift away. It was wonderful when we finally reunited. I hope your friendship will be restored again.

Anne:

Thanks Marta. I heard back from my friend and she invited me to come visit her some weekend soon (she's a 4 hour drive away from me). I am so happy to have her back in my life!

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