In less than a week, one of my nearest and dearest friends will be arriving in Dallas. We haven’t seen each other in about 6 years, but we communicate with each other regularly. Literally, we communicate with each other every week (we even live text episodes of our favorite shows). In addition, with so much social media saturation, being friends from afar is a breeze these days. Purposeful (meaningful) friendships that serve intention are harder to come by. Those you are lucky to have, you need to cherish.
Friendships evolve in seasons, because growth matters on a number of different levels. You have to allow each other to mature, grow, and root for the best in each other. Here are three defining statements on purposeful friendships as I countdown the arrival of one of my best friends.
Distance doesn’t matter in a purposeful friendships
No matter how near or far apart you and your most meaningful friends are, distance never really factors in. Your conversations are still as joyful and relaxed as if you were sitting in the same room. At any given moment, you can easily text them with outfit options to receive a response in no time.
You are there for each other with intention, no matter what
These are the type of friends who will be there for you during the good and bad times. The ups and downs of your life when you need them most. They are the first to text you and ask how you’re doing and if you need anything. The ones who will continue to check on you well past the rough patch. Celebrate your the loudest on your birthday or achieve your latest accomplishment! They are your people.
The concept of time within the relationship is a non-factor – you’re in this forever
A month, 3 months, 2 years, or 6 years apart…. Regardless of how long you’ve been apart, whenever you get back together it’s like time never really stopped. These friends are the ones who have been there every step of the way.
The countdown is on and I’m more than ready to have one of my dearest friends here. This’ll be our time to make new memories and enjoy the moments we get to share next weekend. If you’re following me on social media, I’m going to apologize in advance for all of the snapshots you’ll be getting!