Friends! I am so glad you are here! This day has been a long time coming. For years I have been encouraged by many to start a blog, but I never wanted to blog for the sake of blogging. I needed a vision. I needed a purpose. If I was going to invest myself in this medium, I needed to know what my mission would be. Finally, I am inspired. Now, I know and I am so very excited!

Friends, I am starting this blog and I am asking each of you to join me in this space to celebrate and discuss the art of friendship! I have been blessed with some of the best friends a person could ever hope for and I have experienced some of the worst. I know you have too! Here we will talk about it all. I will share some of my stories and I want to hear your stories. I will share what I’ve learned from my great friends about how to be a great friend. I will also share the hard lessons learned about being a friend. I have made mistakes! I’ll bet you have advice and laments of your own. I want to hear them.

There are plenty of resources out there on all other relationships. There are books and blogs on dating, marriage, and parenting, but when I was struggling with some of my friendships as an adult I was hard-pressed to find great resources to help me through. This blog can be that resource for you. Go ahead. Bookmark it! Also, you will make this space great for others by sharing your stories or asking your questions about friendships. Even as adults we have questions! As life changes, so do our friendships. You can ask your questions here in this safe space! Just imagine a world where you can talk about the unspoken rules without offending the friend you are figuring things out with. You need that space. I need that space. We have it here!

I believe with my whole heart that friendship is the key to creating our best world! Our world is so divided and fragmented, but being a great friend or neighbor or co-worker can change communities. Call me a dreamer, but I believe that we can all get along. I believe no matter one’s political, religious, or whatever ideology we can be friends. I believe we can discuss our differences and learn from each other. As we gather here, we will discuss some of these differences, but more importantly we will discuss HOW to discuss these differences. We do not have to agree on everything to be a great friend or neighbor or co-worker. How we behave when we disagree is the world changing stuff.

I want to help create our best world one friendship at a time. So, will you join me here? If so, will you bring a friend? It’s going to be an adventure!

“I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend.” –Thomas Jefferson

“You use steel to sharpen steel,
and one friend sharpens another.” –Proverbs 27:17