April 3, 2010
So today's my birthday. Hard to believe how old I am. (Think an old Beatles' song.) So many things seem like only yesterday. But not relationships. I've left scores of people as I moved through my life: high school chums, college roommates, work colleagues. New friends took the place of old friends when I changed cities, changed husbands, changed... At this late stage of living, I'm making a commitment today: not to discard friends and acquaintances. I'd like to be the kind of person who respects people and honors their presence in my life. "Will you still need me when...?"