"A friend is one of the nicest things you can have and one of the best things you can be. " - Douglas Pagels
I love these thoughts from Kristine Solomon on friendship
Childhood friends. School friends. Neighborhood friends. College friends. Work friends. Best friends. Boyfriends. Girlfriends.
We work our entire lives building friendships. From preschool, where we all learn that "it takes a friend to make a friend," through adulthood, where we mingle at bars and water coolers, we crave closeness with other human beings.
We just need to know that someone out there "gets us."
Whether we have a small group of close friends or a expanded group of personalities, each of our friendships brings something new to our lives, inspiring us to see the world a totally different way, giving us a new shoulder to lean on, and a new cheerleader to root us on.
Friendships come in all sorts of forms: serious ones, like the college friend you discuss politics with, silly ones, like the squad you do Halloween with, chill ones, like your wine and Netflix buddy. Some friendships even turn into something more.
Each friendship offers something totally unique — and irreplaceable. Each friendship ultimately makes us who we are.
This is why we spend so much time cultivating these relationships and learning how to be a good friend. This is why we show up after breakups, at graduations, at weddings, and at funerals. This is why near or far, our friends hold a special place in our hearts forever.
We all know, a true friend is hard to find. So when you do find one, hang on tight! It also doesn't hurt to let your best friends know every now and then just how much they mean to you.
I enjoy capturing friendships on camera, our interactions with those who have a special place in our hearts. Here is a selection some of my favourites including a few selfies with my friends!
Enjoy your friendships and cherish the memories that you create together x