♫ Make new friends...but keep the old...♪

 Quote of the Day:
"Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive." ~ Anais Nin 

Questions to Ponder:
Do you have friends that differ greatly from each other? Thank goodness for that, right? You may have certain friends who enjoy getting together for active play, others who stir up great intellectual conversations, while others enjoy going to dinner and a movie with you. Think about the friends you are spending the most time with. Can you see why you enjoy each particular one, and can you appreciate that about him/her?

Have you ever wished that you could wrap up the goodness of each archetype and create one "best friend" instead? When I was a child, I thought that if I didn't have a "BFF," I wasn't going to survive. It wasn't until my 30's did I realize that I needed to be my own "best friend forever." Our friends are meant to be in part "like us" and in part "not like us" so that they may awaken new possibilities within ourselves.

Action Step:
Call forth the image of some of your greatest friends throughout your life. If there is any distress in the relationship, let that feeling go, even if just for a moment, and give thanks for the gifts, experiences, and parts of ourselves that became "born" due to our friends.