Thursday With Thoreau:) Friends

21 Dec

“Friends… they cherish one another’s hopes. They are kind to one another’s dreams.”

~Henry David Thoreau

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“There are friends who come and in and out of your life, and then there are friends who come in and just stay in forever.”

~Toni Armenta Andrukaitis

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Poets and writers have a wonderful way of expressing what you’d like to say, but you just can’t find the right words. That’s why I borrow quotes every day. I write a few of my own, but it’s just not the same.

I chose Henry David Thoreau to talk about friends. Friends cherish your hopes and dreams because they want only the best for you, and you feel the same way.

I had dinner with some old friends last night. Well, some of us are older than others, but we are all getting older. Not much, just a tiny bit older. We’ve been friends since our kids were little and in grade school. I think I met Viv when our sons were in third grade together. They are in their 30’s now. Then, I met Lin and Vicky, who were friends of Viv’s shortly there after. We started bowling on the same team every Wednesday for over a dozen years. I met Diane at bowling. We’ve remained good friends all these years. That’s a beautiful thing.

When I’m in town, we try and get together for a nice dinner. If it’s Christmas time, we have a holiday dinner and exchange gifts. We cherish each other’s holes and dreams.

Last night, we all met at D and J Bistro in Lake Zurich. The food was wonderful and the friendship even better. At first, when I found out where we were having dinner, I was disappointed and nervous. It triggered some memories from the past. It was the place that the EX and I used to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, and special occasions for many years. It was “our place.” They didn’t know that when they made reservations. It’s just one of the nicest restaurants around. Instead of asking to change locations, I decided to add this special dinner to my list of turning a sad memory into a joyous celebration. Guess what? It worked. Now, this is the place that my best old friends from back home gathered for a wonderful Christmas celebration. A fine fun new memory.

Then, to top it off, we ran into some other old friends who just happened to be having dinner at the same time. What are the odd?

Kris and Lori have been friends for ages too. Haven’t seen them in ages. Yay! Nice surprise.

Thank you my dear friends for all the shared hopes and dreams.

2 Responses to “Thursday With Thoreau:) Friends”

  1. Success Inspirers' World December 21, 2018 at 5:03 am #

    I enjoyed reading. Good friends are indeed, precious. It doesn’t suffice to be a friend; one should be a good friend. I am writing a post on this.

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  1. It doesn’t suffice to be a friend – Success Inspirers' World - December 21, 2018

    […] love to have good friends;Can the conclusion be hard to find?This has been inspired by the post Thursday with Thoreau: Friends by Toni Andrukaitis on her blog which bears her name. Toni, thank you for the […]

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