Friends?

I can’t say that I think like anyone else that I know but I always make the mistake of assuming that we all have similar thought patterns when it comes to very general things. I am the type of person that will occasionally send a message or make a phone call to check on the folks that I care about just to make sure that everything is alright. I mean, I don’t do it every week or anything but I do it periodically just to see if everything is on the up and up.  In the past couple of months though, I have realized that if I don’t reach out to folks, I may not hear from them at all and so I started thinking about it a bit and to be completely honest, there could be a lot of different reasons why that is but I just feel like if you’re really down for me and you consider yourself someone close to me, taking two seconds to see how I’m doing isn’t going to alter your day too much. This may sound a bit narcissistic but it isn’t meant to be. I’m speaking from my point of view because I can’t speak on anyone else’s. In no way am I trying to say that I need to be checked up on. I’m just saying that, for me, it would be great to hear from a friend of mine instead of having to constantly seek him/her out. I mean, we’re friends, right?

I feel the need to clarify my thoughts, this is not meant to be a shot at any one person in particular. It is meant to be exactly what I wrote it to be, a random thought that I felt inspired to write about. I just can’t agree with the compulsion to avoid contact with someone that you consider a close friend and when things like this happen I start to wonder “Well, how close of friends are we, really?” I understand that during any given day, there are many things that can get in the way and you may tend to forget certain “to-do’s” that you meant to take care of but when this drags on for weeks and even months, I have to start asking myself questions. I can say this though, I’m not the best at doing this. I am very hard to locate at times and I realize that I have to get better at this stuff but I do know that I try to keep in touch with the people that I deem worthy to be in my circle. I hope you do too. They’re in your circle for a reason…

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