I used to think that popularity meant happiness.
The more friends I had, the cooler I felt.
Then I came to realize that we each only have 24 hours to spend in a day. The more friends I had… the less time I could spend with each person… the lower the quality my friendships became over time.
My relationships became shallow and I really didn’t know more than a few minor details about each of my friend’s lives that were worth anything of value outside of hanging out after work or school.
More and more, I found myself feeling lonely in a crowded room, and I knew that I needed to make a change.
I still have lots of friends today, and I love them all… but I also feel that it is important for each of us to have a core group of people that we make a point to go above and beyond with… to spend quality time and slowly build an unbreakable bond.
There is the family that we are born into. Then there is this group of people — the family that we choose.
The people in this photo are the members my inner circle — the ones who are always there for me without me having to ask.
They were there when I found out I had cancer. They broke up into shifts to come visit me in the hospital so that I was never alone.
The girls woke up early and stayed up late to cook me food so that I wouldn’t have to eat the toxic waste that is hospital food.
Though we are not related, we are no different than family, and they are a big part of my happiness. As long as I have these wonderful people in my life, then everything will be alright.
After all, the best thing to hold onto in life, is each other. Cheers.
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