Wednesday, January 26, 2011

At 35 years old, I am still trying to figure out why some friendships stand the test of time while others fade away or end on a sour note. I know I am not a perfect friend and have certainly made my share of mistakes in friendships throughout my life. Overall, however, I am an extremely loyal person; when I reconnect or make the effort to reconnect with an old friend it is out of true desire to hear how they've been and reestablish the relationship.
So what makes some people handle this so differently? How do I handle this sort of rejection with grace?
I have always been of the mindset that when you chose someone as a friend at some point in your life, they will have a special place in your heart forever. There are certainly the occasions when I have discovered a friend was not who I thought her to be, but I can still be courteous when we run into each other.
So overall, what makes a friendship crumble? Do you handle it with grace or sulk a little first? What does handling it with grace look like?
Here are a couple of definitions for grace to get you thinking...
  • elegance or beauty of form, manner, motion, or action
  • a pleasing or attractive quality or endowment
  • favor or good will
  • mercy, clemency, pardon

Give me your thoughts!

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