I wasn’t really sure where to go with today. I’m not even positive what this day means. I decided to write a post on something that I once thought, but am now realizing is wrong.
You may not have noticed from the lack of any significant other in these posts, but I am very single. And I’ve got a lot of friends who are married. I once believed that as soon as a single friend gets married, it is almost like losing a friend. Not that you don’t care about each other anymore, but your worlds are different now, and the things you have in common start to dwindle. I didn’t just randomly come to this conclusion. It just happened over and over with many friends.
This is a picture of me, Melanie, and our friend Meghan with her husband Pete. We, along with two others, were roommates in college. Roommates and best friends. When Meghan married Pete, I was a little worried.
I didn’t need to be worried.
Not only am I still close with Meghan, but our friendship has gotten even better. We live on opposite sides of the country, but I still feel closer to her than many of my friends in New York. And, on top of that, I now have Pete as a new friend.
Meghan proved to me that I was wrong. It is possible to stay close and in touch with friends when you are at different points in your lives. It’s a little bit harder, but worth it.
So Meghan and Pete were in town for the weekend and I was so happy to see her and I had a blast and I just love her.
I like being wrong about this kind of stuff.
Today is also National Shoe The World Day. It’s a day to help provide shoes to those who would otherwise not have any. I lived in the country of Vanuatu for a year and a half in my early 20’s on a mission for my church. The people there often only had one pair of flip flops that they would wear until there were many holes in the bottom.
Right now, Vanuatu isn’t worrying about shoes. Cyclone Pam just tore through the country leaving devastation in it’s wake. The people there live off the land. Most homes are made of either grass or tin. 165 mph winds destroyed all of these homes, and I can only imagine what happened to the gardens.
If you are able, please consider donating to the Red Cross Relief fund that will be bringing aid to this country and these people I love so much. It will be a while before things can be normal again, but they will need our help to get started. The pressing needs are clean water, shelter, and food.
- National Freedom of Information Day
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- National Artichoke Hearts Day