The Greatest Joy is Friendship

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Today is another first for me – I’m attending the wedding of a very dear friend who met her husband-to-be online!

I am so thrilled to be joining them! And so inspired by their love story. I am sure that in years to come, meeting your spouse online will be a very common occurrence. Times are a-changing!

As a 20-something, I am constantly experiencing new joys second-hand. My friends are getting married, having children, getting their dream jobs, and even building houses. It’s really an exciting time. And I am actually really happy to see my friends growing up and finding their way in life.

I want my friends to be happy.

The other day I was reading an article on “thought catalog”. I was appalled to find one about why we don’t want our friends to be happy. In my mind, there’s nothing worse than seeing the people that you love suffer. And there is no greater joy than celebrating your victories with people who are genuinely glad for you.  Even if I am in this in-between phase, I can feel that times are changing for me. And since I have more depth than a self-obsessed two-year-old, I am capable of feeling joy for the amazing people in my life. And today was one of those days where I could not stop smiling.

I have some amazing friends. I’ve lived in a small town for most of my life, and no matter how long I go away for school or work, when I come back I’m welcomed with open arms. So when something great happens in their lives, I am happy. Maybe a little jealous from time to time, but still glad to see that they are moving forward.

So congratulations to my newlywed friends!

 

Elle

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