Today’s prompt might seem simple to some…
The Daily is asking: What’s the most important lesson you’ve learned from the person you’re the closest to?
…but the answer is “To give your time,” and that’s often easier said than done. I don’t mean a wrist-to-wrist transfer like in that movie where the hot-as-hell Matt Bomer (aka Neal Caffrey for all us White Collar fans) gave millions of minutes to the multi-talented Justin Timberlake. I mean take some of your precious time and spend it with your BFFs. This is something Rob over at the SurfReport has already written a very solid, touching post about and I’ve previously confessed to often being very selfish with my time.
I’m fortunate to have 2 BFFs, rather than just 1. I met my first BFF when I was almost 10, and my second when I was 13. Without shouting out too many numbers here, it’s been over 20 years. Put your calculators away, no one likes a know-it-all! Geesh.
They’re both understanding – to a point – of my creative quirks and time-hoarding ways, but I have learned over the years that my time is the best thing I can share with them and it’s how we’ll stay friends for the rest of our days. I know BFF Numero Dos would love way more time than I give her now, but both of our lives can get pretty hectic and in the way. It happens when you grow up and start having families and careers, but so far, we’ve lucked out. We’re still super close, and all of our kids have grown up together.
Both of my BFFs know everything about me, because I couldn’t imagine being that close, for that long, with someone I couldn’t trust 100% with all of me. Maybe that’s something else I’ve learned from them, a lesson that is, unfortunately, never realized by some people. Be open and honest, and just like with any other relationship in your life that matters greatly to you – give it your all (and then spend more time enjoying it). 😉