My ex-girlfriend told me before that “life is a series of hellos and goodbyes”. Though I am not sure whether this quote is originally hers or not. No matter what, she is dead right. Along the way of our journey, we meet strangers that eventually become our friends, maybe enemies or those non-existents after a quick Hi!
I value friendship incalculably. I guess it is one of the best gifts that I have received in this lifetime. I have lots of friend, oh well; I was tagged as Mr. Congeniality and sometimes, Bestfriend Johnny then, in school, community, and workplace.
When I was a kid, I always thought that friends were just mere companions at play. Nothing more, nothing less. That from the moment I start attending school, these so-called friendships will end. I was wrong. Very wrong. Friendship never ceases. It continuously grows and multiplies. It is an amazing kind of chain that can only be weakened by rust (read: doubts, betrayal).
I have countless friends. For some, our friendships started when we were still toothless. Other bonds are just few years old. But they made an impact on my life and in one way or another helped me to become the person I am now. If I have time, we may be countries apart; I see to it call them, or sent a text message or an email. A simple how are you? could brighten their day (I believe so!)
It could only be me but in each friendship I have, I noticed that there is always an innocent or childlike aura coming out in the course of enjoyment and conversations. Yeah, perhaps we are all young at heart.