More life, more celebrations, more cheers. As twenty-somethings we are constantly celebrating what it means to be young and fruitful. From quarter century birthdays, to weddings, and graduations, I’m sure your timeline is filled with joyus occasions. I know I love the never-ending showcase of love and friendship that blesses my timeline on a daily basis. While I am usually surrounded by people that are elated to be present, there is always that one person that seems to forget that, for this moment in time it’s not about them.
Dear “They Are Lucky; That I Made It” Friend:
I get it, you’re swamped with work, classes, or taking care of your child. It’s been so hectic that you’ve barely had the time to take a shower, let alone get made up to celebrate another one of your friend’s milestone occasions… stop right there please.
We are all ‘busy’, whether it’s with classes or the list of other life challenges, however, if someone invites you to an event it’s not about you and your list; it’s about them. If you feel like you are in too deep, send a card and apologize for not being able to make it. Please do not gripe to me or any of the other guests about how ‘they’ are lucky you made it. “Lucky” that you took the time to make them a priority. That’s not how these things work. The simple fact that they wanted you there to help them celebrate, should bring you to say, you’re blessed that they thought of you and consider your friendship such a vital part of them getting to where they are today.
Just as a quick reminder: you are the lucky one, they are inviting you to share with them their most intimate moments. They love and cherish your friendship so much that when they look back at these occasions, they want you there, apart of these memories, in the pages.
The Friend that Feels Lucky to be There
Three women going through life.