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I have never been good at making friends. I am not one of those people that people are just drawn to and I do not let many people into my “inner circle.” Indeed, one of the expectations I had for this year was that I wouldn’t HAVE to befriend anyone new, as if it would be a drudgery.

As I enter into new phases of my life I have found myself in places where I do not have any “friends.” I attend church and various volunteer events by myself and for the first time in my life I am becoming comfortable with uncomfortable small talk.

I have been worried about doing these things by myself, but each new experience that I have jumped into has proved to be wonderful and rewarding. I am making new friends and I am learning that it isn’t as hard as I once thought, it is even exciting at times.

So, if you are one of those people that I call my friend, know that I am thankful for the comfort that I find in our friendship. There is nothing quite like melting into the presence of another person.

And if you are one of those new people in my life that is becoming a friend, here’s to the inevitable awkward moments that we will surely share. May we come to look on them fondly in time, perhaps with a chuckle or two…

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