As a dog, I would previously have been seen as a fluffy, golden retriever.
I love human beings and can talk to anyone, anywhere. I have made friends after a 4 hour plane trip and even made a lifelong friend in a checkout line in Nashville. She complimented me on my shoes. We stayed in contact and then I ended up finding her the same pair of shoes and sent them to her.
My boys often ask me to stop “chitty chatting”!
I might be weird as I will talk to anyone, but I won’t be someone’s friend just because our kids do the same activities , our kids are the same age, we teach in the same profession or we live on the same street.
I love every ONE, but my friends are people who are authentic, straightforward, family-oriented and passionate.
These last three years as I grew through deep loneliness and even discrimination as I wouldn’t share or talk about the greatest science experiment our generation has gone through. My golden retriever spirit died. I have happily morphed into the ever-watching guardian dog, the Great Pyrenees.
I still see you, but I am not going to chase you to hangout with you.
Looking for what will happen next, but not engaging.
Waiting to see who will “see” me back.
I have gotten more mellow, more calm and more still.
Moving from an every chasing Golden Retriever to a watchful Great Pyrenees shifts things up in the friendship realm and many of my friendships fell away in the last three years.
I guess when you are doing a lot of chasing, you can think you have lots of friends, but it is truly the friends that will stand with you in the calm and the storms as a Great Pyrenees that are here to stay.
Thank you to my salt of the earth friends from the past and those to come in the future. I love you and I send you a big virtual lick!
Have an epic Friday folks and love what you do.