“Friendship isn’t about whom you have known the longest… It’s about who came, and never left your side…”

Friendship Quote

I’d like to give credit to whoever came up with this quote but I can’t seem to find it anywhere – if you created this and for some reason happen to be reading my blog – THANK YOU!

The quote is very true. Most of my best friends are fairly recent additions to my life. The people I met at University and through the Raising Hope Foundation are my world. Having gone to University in Portsmouth and now living in Manchester has been difficult. When seeing your friends means at least a 4-5 hour drive, visits are few and far between. The sign of a good friendship though is when you see each other and it feels like you’ve never been apart.

Surround yourself with beautiful souls

One of my best friends has set off on the World Race, covering 11 countries in 11 months to serve “the least of these” in real and raw communities. Today I was lucky enough to steal an hour of her time on Skype. It was like we were together again and had never been apart despite it being almost 6 months since I last saw her. Words cannot explain how proud I am of her for what she is doing and she continually inspires me to do more. (In fact, after our Skype chat, I completed two more job applications which after yesterday’s post, was quite an achievement). You can follow her awesome adventure here.

Fill your life with wonderful memories

It got me thinking generally about how important your friends are and how you should tell them this as much as possible. My friends bring endless positivity, love, light, laughter and, more often than not, plenty of drunken banter. So guys, this one is for you: Thank you for always being there. Thank you for supporting me and picking me up time after time. Thank you for inspiring me. Thank you for being you.

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