Saturday, November 11, 2006

Friends

So this whole past few days I've been spending time with lots of friends. I love my friends, friends are great. I have 3 friends in from Texas right now, whom I love spending time with. I also have 2 more friends from Texas that officially moved here this week, and I love spending time with them. Last night my old Texas friends that are visiting met and partied with my new San Francisco friends - save a few excpetions that flaked out (no suprise to any of us though.) We had a GREAT time, and it was so nice to stand back for a moment and realize how lucky I am to have such wonderful people in my life.

As some of you may know, I've been going through a rough few weeks. Fortunetly, I've been getting a lot of text messages, random quick phone calls and emails from friends all over the place"just checking in" and to say " just thinking about you."

You know, those little messages mean a lot. Right now, stop reading this blog, and take a moment to text or email or call someone you care about and say "Hi. We're friends and I just want to let you know I really care about you and your life." It will make that person's day..or even week.

Ready? Go.

(tick tock tick tock)

Did you do it? Ok now do it again with someone else...go ahead, I'll wait.

(do dee doo doo, doo de doo.)

Ok - see you just made one or two people in your life feel really really special.

Atari - I was having such a crappy morning when you called just to say Hi. Cyn, I was in a really, really bad mood until I got your txt message. Joel, can't wait to hang with you soon. Case, Mark and John, thank you for spending the time and money to come see me. Doc - I miss your emails, but the small ones we exchange really make my day.

Thank you.

So now that we have had all those warm and fuzzy moments, lets talk about something else. When a friend calls you to get together and you are "in the middle of somthing." or "too busy to talk, I'll call you back" and you don't - or even worse, you FLAKE OUT. I'ts really your loss, becuase that person - your friend- is going to go on and have a FABULOUS time with other people with out you and you are the one mising out. Or, YOUR FRIEND, may really be in a bad place and really need to talk to you about something going on in his or her life. Or maybe he or she really misses you and you are getting so wrapped up in your own business he or she is feeling neglected. Just think about that next time you blow your friend off. Becuase being a fair weather friend doesn't cut it with a lot of people and the next time YOU call your friend for some reassurance or a favor or to get together - you may just find that that person isn't your friend any more.

In other words, don't take people for granted and make sure you tell people how much they mean to you every day; becuase you never know when they may not be around any more.

12 Comments:

Blogger *pRinceSS oF pain* said...

not all friends are great, you know.

even if you tried to be nice to them, it's like they don't care and all they ever care about is their life.

we couldn't tell friends EVERYTHING. because if it doesn't involve them, they would blabbed it to the world.

3:56 AM  
Blogger Jimmi said...

I wish I was there still, I would give you a big-ol' Jimmi hug!

10:39 AM  
Blogger Atari_Age said...

Sometimes we all have a busy or crazy day where it's difficult to spare the time with a friend. But even just the little bit of contact you can spare is such a good thing.

I'm a habitually bad keep-in-toucher. But every so often, I remember and worry about someone and I'll try (if I'm not feeling toooooooo guilty for neglecting them) to check in.

It really does mean alot for both people.

What a nice post!

11:08 AM  
Anonymous Curtis said...

That post made me smile. Sometimes it just takes one little gesture to make a world of difference. Sounds like you've got a pretty good support group there.

1:27 PM  
Blogger The Persian said...

That was a great post, I just text messaged my friend lol

My friends mean the world to me.

*hugs*

2:34 PM  
Anonymous cyn said...

Hun, you are always on my mind!!!

9:44 PM  
Blogger DanNation said...

Well said...!

5:31 PM  
Blogger Jason M said...

OK.. im hoping that friends who are relegated to the jungles of Central America are excused from the shitlist?? I mean indoor bathrooms are a luxury item down here, nevermind telephone lines and reliable internet connections. I can't wait to rejoin a modern society and resume our correspondance. Sending you some jungle love...

9:33 PM  
Blogger geolab1701 said...

Speaking of which...I haven't heard shit from you in a month Kels!

1:59 AM  
Blogger matty said...

Loved this post!

And, hang in there -- it will be OK!

I still need to meet you sometime!

Big hug!

...I never run into anyone from Texas! ??? ...unless I go there.

5:04 PM  
Blogger Topher said...

Aww, I feel all warm inside. That's cool other people think the same, that those little gestures make a LOT of difference more than some people might imagine.

That's usually my upper when I'm in the dumps. Letting people know that I care and love them, yada yada and I feel better after doing the act. Though it'll be nice sometimes if they'd do the same
*hugs

7:59 PM  
Blogger Kevin said...

Great post. But I was getting ready to launch out to sea so I didn't get to read it til now.

Expect a text. It's been awhile since we've chatted.

8:08 AM  

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