Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Relationships

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Several years ago I lost a very expensive piece of jewelry, one that could not be replaced. My heart was sickened, not just because of the worth monetarily but because it held so many memories and meanings of certain aspects of my life. Then one day, months later I found it. I was over joyed. Now I make sure that I take proper care that I don't lose it again!

Finding a dear friend that you thought you probably lost forever is an awesome gift. That's what happened to me this past week. I haven't heard from this friend in about eight years or so and it was mainly my fault that we lost touch in the first place. But she found me on facebook and now we are reunited. What a blessing! Finding my lost friend left me more over joyed than finding my lost jewelry...it couldn't even compare. Now I will do what ever I can to let her know I will take care of our friendship and that I will take proper care that I don't lose it again! She's more precious than all the gold and diamonds in the world.

There is no such thing as being perfect – Like I have wrote and heard before and know to be true, practice makes progress not perfection. You just have to keep trying! Those who expect perfection are always disappointed. Those who try to be perfect are always failures. If you’re expecting your partner, your children, your parents, your friends, to be perfect, you’re holding them to an impossible standard – one that you yourself have never achieved and can't! Relationships are about trying, trying, trying and learning, laughing, working, playing, doing, being, and loving!

And that's one reason I lost my dear friend...I stopped trying and I stopped being loving. What a costly experience, one that I will not repeat.