Friendship is a beautiful gift.
What is neat, I can be friends with almost anyone.
Even more important, so can you.
I have a friend who is 23.
We went to Atlantic City, met up with some other friends, and danced the night away.
I have a friend who is 26.
We attended a SUP (stand up paddleboard) yoga class. We will also be going surfing and are working on doing a half marathon together.
I have a friend who is in her thirties.
We have experienced a trapeze class, done a Spartan race, run a couple of other races together. We have also taken a painting class, done numerous walks and hikes AND just learned how to grill out for the first time together.
I have a friend who just turned the Big 4.0.
As much as we have been able, annually we do the same 10k together. Although this last time I complained the whole way, when I could breathe that is.
I have a friend who is two years younger than me, my sister.
Best friend ever and 42 years of adventures together that is still unfolding.
I have a friend who is slightly older than my parents.
I spent the weekend with her and we went parasailing. We also shared great meals prepared by her, and wonderful conversations.
Speaking of parents, I am pretty great friends with them too! The list is way too long to share all of our experiences together here.
Moral of the story, friendship is a beautiful gift. They enriched our lives. They make us flourish. They connect us and help us grow.
And friendships have no age limits.