I love life.
Yesterday at Rochester Brainery Bazaar, I found my
second third fourth fifth? calling.
I’ve always enjoyed attending shows but now I enjoy being an artisan at shows. I enjoy meeting other like-minded people doing creative and interesting things.
Throughout my life, I have sought like-minded people doing creative and interesting things.
In childhood, they became my dearest and oldest friends. In the teen years, they became my most fun, partying friends. In the college years, they became philosophical and thought-provoking friends.
Into adulthood, I have met friends that I wouldn’t have thought would be creative and interesting back in the younger days.
Motherhood brings new creativity and interest. I’ve made natural child-birthing friends, holistic friends, “crunchy” friends, and non-vaccinating friends. I’ve grown fond of lovely friends who, not in a million years, would have crossed paths in the decades before.
Now I enter new friendships. Homeschooling friends and craft show friends. T-Ball friends and neighborhood friends. Creators and artisans, movers and shakers.
I cherish these friends and look forward to the new relationships. Onward and upward!
Hold tight your relationships. Cherish your friends. It is interesting to look at your list of friends (be it a literal list, as on Facebook, or a cerebral list) and see the friends you’ve made over the years, how truly different they all are. It should be that way. That’s the good stuff.
I hope to pass these relationships to my own children, so they can grow and flourish holding the hands of not only us, as family, but their new friends.
The greatest gift is love.
It is only fitting that I end with one of my favorite quotes:
“The greatest thing you’ll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return.”
-Nat King Cole
(*preferably sung Moulin Rouge-style.)