I have an appointment to see an old friend tomorrow at 2:00 pm. The appointment was set up by my friends wife. This may seem a little strange until you understand he has just weeks to live. Every week, day, hour, minute suddenly becomes priceless. I am honored that they have carved out a little block of time for me. That simple act may be one of the highest compliments I’ve received.
If you are paying attention at all through life you will have learned to separate the wheat from the chaff, to discern what is happening with the Kardashian’s is not near as important as what’s happening with your friends. (Seriously, someone needs to explain to me why the Kardashian’s are even a thing).
I am a slow learner, but I eventually get there. I’ve learned that the few extra bucks spent on a quality chef’s knife is better than a bunch of useless kitchen gadgets. I’ve learned that a handful of true friends are worth more than hundreds of Facebook friends.
Regrets. Yeah I should have never sold that Apple stock at $50, but that pales to the regrets that I failed to maintain some relationships. That I was too lazy, too self-centered to pick up the phone, email, and keep in touch. I’ve learned that the quality of my life is not determined by the logo on my shirt or car, by my zip code, but rather by relationships of; family, friends and co-workers.
A good friend will come and bail you out of jail, but a true friend will be sitting next to you saying, “Damn, that was fun.”
(Love you Ray}