Monday, July 07, 2008

surrounding myself with good people

This weekend was mostly devoted to social stuff. We went to a neighbor's party on the 4th of July, and then hosted our own cookout on the 5th.

While I have done many stupid or short-sighted things in my life, I have done one thing well. I have surrounded myself with good people. The people I've picked to be in my life are there because they ADD to my life. I am immensely richer for their friendship. The people life has placed in my path -- my neighbors, my co-workers, my relatives by marriage -- are wonderful.

Now I have to find a way to make more time for all of them. That is my biggest struggle these days. To carve out enough time to just hang out with the people I care about. What I get out of it is so huge, though, that I know I'll find a way.

2 comments:

Kitten Herder said...

Neighbors? Co-workers? Relatives-by-marriage? (grin) What about college friends that just won't go away??? ;)

I'm glad we're still friends after nearly three decades ... YES it has been THAT long.

changejunkie said...

ummm, you were in that first group -- the people I've picked to be around... and I'm glad too. Amazing that it could be getting close to thirty years, but it really has been that long. Gawdamn we're OLD.