Yesterday, I was surprised to see the Fed Ex truck stop at our house. As the Fed Ex man was walking up to our door, I was trying to figure out what the package might be. Husband and I aren’t celebrating a birthday anytime soon, and I wasn’t expecting a package from work either.
It turned out to be a very thoughtful “just because” gift from a friend I haven’t talked to in so long. We were friends in college, but we don’t live near each other and we’ve kept in touch through sporadic e-mails over the years. I was the last one to send a couple e-mails, but I never got a reply.
I worried a little whether maybe I had said or done something wrong. But, I started to accept that maybe we were just growing apart. I’m definitely a loyal friend, but I would never want to force a friendship that isn’t there.
The gift was a pretty journal, which was very thoughtful, since I love to write. But the best gift of all was knowing that although many friendships fade away, there are still some that endure.