In Jack's mind, you never lose friends, you just don't see them outside of your own mind as much as you used to. And to my son, that is the beauty of life. You just keep adding more and more friends. It never ends!
Relationships are by far our greatest teachers. When we are in love with someone we always have the hope this person could be the one that we spend our lives with. The greatest thing about each relationship we have is it serves as mirror for where we need to grow.
I looked toward the source of the irritating sound. A woman, who was busy listening to something on her laptop, earphones clamped to her head, sat in the chair beside me. I hope she has a tissue, I thought. I hope she blows her nose.
True love-ability is an attitude. It's a way of being. It's the way you show up in the world. And because it's not based on the reactions of others, it is the deepest security, created from the only thing in life you can totally control, i.e. your own spirit.
I miss her, and being able to see her whenever I want, from a distance, makes it linger. Makes it impossible for me to just pull the plug and unfriend her husband (who I have never disliked) and tell myself to stop looking for her articles.
This is what your kids want you to know about the bullying experience, but might never tell you. You see, they don't want to upset you, disappoint you, worry you and are even concerned that you might not be interested.
Don't linger. Just like a hotel has to turn over and clean the room for the next guests, most likely so do your hosts. Agree well in advance when you're coming and when you're leaving and stick to plan. Know when to say, "adios, amigos!"