As Friendship Day draws closer, I think about the numerous friends I have made over the years, and feel grateful for having amassed this treasure. But, more than that, I rue the fact that there have been some friends I have lost along the way due to reasons beyond my control. For me, my friends mean a lot. They are my world; the priceless gift I have been blessed with. So, whenever I have lost some of these, or parted ways with anyone of these, I have been left broken hearted.
The worst line I have heard is, that people come into our lives to serve a purpose; some of them leave after they have served that purpose, and others stay with us for the rest of our lives. How terrible that sounds! If people do come into my life and if I forge a bond with them, then I would want them to stay with me till the end of time. Period. I don't want them to serve any purpose other than to fill my life with their love and laughter, and vice versa.
Today, I really miss a few of my dearest friends who were a very important part of my life for quite some time, but who walked away, all by themselves for reasons unknown, and I feel so helpless and desperate without them. How I wish they would read this post and get in touch, rekindle our friendship, so that we could take off from where we left! But, if wishes were horses...
On the brighter side, I have made some new friends, who have filled my life with happiness, and impressed me with their loving nature and their large-heartedness, and for that I am truly grateful. I know that people keep coming into our lives and leaving our worlds, but today, that is not what I would like to think about. Today, I would just like to wish that all those friends who are with me, stay with me; I would like to wish, that all those friends who parted ways, come back and fill my life with the happiness that they took away along with them. Do I sound selfish? Well, I am a bit. But, more than that, I am possessive about my people, my friends. And, that is the reason behind my selfish desires.
Friendship is such a sentiment we humans have been blessed with, that had we been oblivious to this emotion, this feeling of kinship with people not related to us by blood, our lives would have been meaningless. I believe that the people who come into our lives, and with whom we strike an instant bond, have been a part of our past lives as well (this thinking has been inspired by Dr. Brian Weiss' Many lives, many masters). Just think over it. We come into contact with countless people everyday, but there are just a few who enter our hearts and fill it up with their warmth. Why?
My friends make me rich with their unconditional love and support, and the immeasurable happiness they spread around them. Some of those who will read this post, will instantly know that I speak about them! And, to each one of those, I would like to give my love and warmest wishes for a beautiful life; and wish for a world, where we shall live and laugh and grow old along with each other, hand in hand, till death do us part.