I got to have lunch today with a writer friend and can I just say, that is one of the few joys in life that a writer has. There is something so wonderful about sitting down with another person who thinks about plot and characters, marketing and booksignings, and everything else that normal people probably don’t think about. It’s energizing. I came home feeling completely motivated to write something.
I think it can be that way with any friend, really. Isn’t it nice to just be able to chat with someone you have something in common with? It seems to soothe the soul and helps us feel like we’re not alone in this world. I think we all need that.
Sometimes life is hard and choosing writing as a career is made a bit harder because it is full of rejections and critiques and wondering if you’re ever good enough. That’s why I treasure my writing friends, who can buoy me up during the down times and celebrate with me during the good. I also treasure my non-writing friends who know what it’s like to be me and love me even with all my quirks.
So, today, I am feeling grateful for friends. For people who reach out and try to share a bit of themselves with others. If you are my friend, thank you for being there for me. If you are new, please know that I’m excited to get to know you better. I love having friends, and even though I’m a bit on the shy side, I know I’m a good friend to have.
Do you have friends you are specifically grateful for? What do your friends mean to you?