Lanette’s Blog: Make Old Friends New Again

When you’re in the middle of your crazy life, it gets hard to reconnect with friends. In the last week, I’ve had the opportunity to catch up with a couple lifelong friends.

The first was someone who has known me since we were in kindergarten. He’s going back to school and really wants to make a difference in the mental health world—and will he ever!  It was so much fun to listen to him, with such passion and concern for humankind. Just like his dad, whom we lost 15 years ago, he’s already making an impact. His ripple of kindness will continue, and people’s lives will change because he’s in this world. I’m so proud to know him.

Then I got to meet some girlfriends for dinner.  We got to know each other as a group in high school, but many of us knew each other even earlier than that, through sports and ballet. I could’ve sat and talked with them for hours. I just can’t say enough how blessed I feel to have these amazing, strong, beautiful women in my life who are walkin’ the walk, raising families and working hard.

I believe the song goes, “So somewhere in my youth or childhood, I must’ve done something good.” I am one lucky person to be surrounded by people with so much unconditional love.  Let this be a reminder to set up a couple hours with a friend or two and catch up.  You won’t regret it.