Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Still Growing Strong


“It takes a long time to grow an old friend.”

~ John Leonard

I know that sometimes I complain about getting old—all the aches and pains and slowing down that goes along with it.  And it’s true that there are many reasons I wish my body today was in the shape it was twenty or thirty years ago.  But, back in those days, I couldn’t fully appreciate the value of having a good friend by your side during those passing decades. 

As I’ve likely said before, for me, Kim is that friend, and we got the opportunity to spend the day together today, the first time in a long time.  There was laughter and talking, laughter and shopping, laughter and eating, and then just some flat-out laughter.  Get the picture?

If you’ve got one of those treasured people in your life, I highly recommend finding a day on the calendar for doing nothing but being friends.  It’s one of the very best things about growing older.