“Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: “What! You too? I thought I was the only one.” -C.S.Lewis
Remember how giddy it made you to make a new friend in grammar school. It was such a joy (and relief) to connect with another person, be heard & feel a mutual understanding- whether it be over the tribulations of unrequited crushes or agreement in detesting your biology teacher. Remember passing notes? Or writing in yearbooks?
Write BACK! Top Secret!
KIT. BFF. XOXO
My best friend of over twenty years covered three pages of my yearbook in the 8th grade(and I hers.) We were going to attend different high schools and therefore we were the friendship equivalent of Romeo and Juliet. We gushed over each other- the testaments of friendship we had withstood, our inside jokes, our memories of junior high. It was dramatic and excessive and totally wonderful to behold- the lavish praise and over the top adoration.
We can learn something from our tween selves.
Whether we are 13 or 80 friends serve as foundations, barometers, advocates and beacons to us.
Let’s take the lead from our formative years.
Gush. Ramble if you must. But let there be no doubt of your utter admiration and complete appreciation.
I love creating new school applications to old school ideas…..there is a lot to be said for nostalgia.
DIY FRIENDSHIP BRACELET & ANAGRAM
-waxed cotton cord
-jewelry findings, lots to choose from at Michael’s
-glue, I used E-6000 for its superior hold
Begin by picking your thread colors and giving yourself enough length on each thread-about 2 feet and measuring your wax cord for desired bracelet length. Dab a bit of glue on wax cord (leaving 3 inches at end for tying) and secure threads with a knot. Clip threads as close as possible to knot or tie a tassel. Next wrap a single color around the entire group(the other threads go along for the ride inside the wrap.) Switch up colors at random or in a pattern. When finished, dab a little more glue on end of wax cord, tie knot and snip ends of thread. Tie the jewelry findings to the bracelet using a slip knot- go through the finding wrap around three times and pull the end through.
“It’s the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter.” – Marlene Dietrich
“Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.” – Anaïs Nin
“There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends. I have no notion of loving people by halves, it is not my nature.”― Jane Austen
Connect Every Day.
Make New Friends Every Day.
Keep the Old Every Day.
Cherish Every Day.