Thursday, September 17, 2009

I Never Thought It Would Happen


On Sunday, one of my friends called on the phone. She said that she needed to talk to her best friend.

I was floored.

After my ex using the term "best friend" as a knife in my back, I never wanted to hear those two words again. She would say we were best friends, then she would say we weren't. It was something that could be taken away on a whim. And she did. Over and over and over.

But now, I have one. I have someone who I can talk to about anything. Anytime. She doesn't judge. She listens. She gives advice if I want it. She'll drink a beer with me and completely take my mind off of any problems that I have.

She nods with me when I'm right and tells me that I'm being a dumbass when I'm wrong. She always makes me laugh.

And honestly, I have three more besides her. I feel like I won the friend lottery in the last few years.

How did I get so lucky?

32 comments:

Marsha said...

You are just damn blessed.

SkylersDad said...

Good for you, you can never have enough friends I say!

CJ said...

You got lucky because you made someone else lucky...by being THEIR friend.

Mike Golch said...

Yep,it sounds like you have won the friends lottery.

Evil Twin's Wife said...

By being a good friend in return and meeting better quality people! Yay for you!

Grant said...

According to my childhood bible schools, you got lucky because you are an instrument of Satan. People who lead happy lives do so because the devil doesn't want to draw attention to the fact that they are, in fact, headed to hell, whereas the rest of us who suffer for no good reason are following Jesus up to heaven. Just, you know, fyi.

Bina said...

You are EXTREMELY fortunate. To have one person to call your best friend is a blessing. To have three? A miracle. You are obviously a wonderful person!

~Just me again~ said...

You are a very lucky woman. :D...it's like I tell my kids...it's better to have 2 or 3 good friends, than a hundred fairweather friends.

Akelamalu said...

Good/Best friends are hard to find. You're a lucky lady. :)

nitebyrd said...

In order to have a best friend, you have to be one. I'm thinkin' you're a wonderful friend.

mysteryghost said...

True friends can be hard to find. I have a few myself. They are great.

Cloudia said...

Having such friends means that YOU are one!

Hope you don't mind: your Dad's Jujube picture was PERFECT for my Friday post. Sure hope you don't mind my using it?

Aloha,

Comfort Spiral

Cloudia said...

oh, your uncles jujubes....but thanks for posting that fine pic just when I needed it!

Little T said...

You reap what you sew. You must be doing something right too:-)

loveandbooze said...

My friends always seem to want me there when they need someone, but when I need someone they are no where to be found.

You, my dearest, are VERY lucky.

Queen-Size funny bone said...

thats how i feel about my 3 gay boys. they are my lifeline.

Micky-T said...

You deserve it...no doubt!

Amy K. said...

If you're positive and friendly, you'll attract positive and friendly people. Sometimes it may seem that those people are few and far between, but they're out there... as you have found. :)

Lu' said...

You are lucky no question.

Jessica said...

Aw, that is so great! :)

Dana said...

I am looking forward to getting a real live best friend some day too, but I think I have some work to do first!

Phfrankie Bondo said...

...lucky is as lucky does...

CheekyMonkey said...

Yeah, I'd almost question who the lucky one is here... :)

Slyde said...

good friends truly are a blessing.. hold on to em tight!

Marsha said...

Well, if Grant is right and you're headed to hell, and being that way makes you lucky,and the heaven-goers miserable because they're NOT lucky...

then do you mind if I hold your hand and tag along too? I'm not of a mind to be a miserable martyr. LOL.

Sonora Sage said...

That happened to me too,after a gap of almost 30 years...

It's wonderful.

Indigo said...

'It takes a long time to grow an old friend' hang on to her, the more friends the better, but of course we can have as many best friends as possible right?

Lynette said...

remember your mamma telling ya
'you gotta be a good friend to get a good friend'
well dear you have done just that!

Scarlet said...

I agree with Lynette. You got so lucky because they got lucky when they met you!

Gina said...

I have three best friends...and my husband too. Glad you know how great that is too!

Secretia said...

Well you know, you couldn't be any richer than when you are surrounded by good friends.

Secretia

Linda S. Socha said...

I am new to your blog and I love it....Great post....Friends are the
touchstones of life....
Linda