A wiser, older person once told me,
"Some friends come and go, teaching you lessons along the way.
And then there are those that grow to become family."
I've struggled with this concept in the past... since I have such an emotive connection with people, I've striven to constantly keep everyone in my life, but sometimes it isn't meant to be. Sometimes people come into your life at just the right time to show you a piece of your journey that you would have never seen before. Then they go just as quickly as they came. I used to take it personally, but it becomes exhausting and ultimately a waste of emotion. I'm now learning that the ones who truly care will stay. Their role and capacity may change, but in the end, they'll be there.
And it's truth you know
It's always the issue
And when it starts getting blurry
One's never better than two
There's a place in this world
Where people like me are found by people like you
So find a place as this forever divine
You're the best damn friend that I'll ever have
You'll always smile upon me when the season's bad
You'll always make me feel best even when I'm blue
You'll always smile upon me and I'll smile upon you too