A Long Overdue Lunch...

By
Real Estate Attorney

I had lunch today with one of my oldest and closest friends.  We've known each other for over 25 years and I consider him part of my family.  Today's lunch was overdue.  For a while... we had been meeting every other week... but due to my life's interferences.... it had gone almost five..... too long!

During our conversation today, he discovered that I have a blog and he told me that he'd be searching tonight to take a look at it.  I thought I'd take the opprotunity to let him know how much he is appreciated. 

I know I've said thank you before.... but I'm not sure he really understands how much I appreciate his friendship.  I believe that he has been a better friend to me... than I have been to him... and I am grateful to have him in my life.

Thank you my friend.

Thank you for knocking on the door and asking for phone pieces.

Thank you for hiding the license plates!

Thank you for teaching me about music, for helping to form my musical tastes and for all those great concert seats!

Thank you for putting up with all of those college year shenanigans, all of the post college year shenanigans and my current life issues.

Thank you for the always listening with interest without judging.

Thank you for allowing me to vent about life and helping me by giving advice that is usually right on.  I know I don't always listen to it... but you are usually right.

Thank you for being the ear that I so often needed.

Thank you for being there through the years.  You truly are a brother to me and I appreciate having you in my life.

Comments (8)

Faina Reinhardt
HotRentalsNY.com - Manhattan, NY

What a sweet posts...Reminds me to thank those that stand by me every day, no matter what!

Aug 09, 2010 01:18 PM
Jack Mossman - The Nines Team at Keller Williams in Stockton
The Nines Team At Keller Williams - Stockton, CA
The Nines Team at Keller Williams in Stockton

Martin - thank you for sharing this slice of your life; hold on to the important people in your life ... they are what make it rich and meaningful.  Five weeks .... well, try and do better!

Aug 09, 2010 01:20 PM
Elyse Berman, PA
Best Connections Realty, Inc. - Boca Raton, FL
Boca Raton FL (561) 716-7824 CRS, ABR, GRI,ePR

Martin,  What a beautiful post.   Sometimes we let the day-to-day stuff get in the way of what's really important, but with good friends you can pick up where you left off.  Sounds like it was a great day!

Aug 09, 2010 01:23 PM
Michele Miller ~ REALTOR®, LMC, HSE, CHS, SRES, CMRS
ERA Key Realty~Worcester County Realty Group - Worcester, MA
'Helping You Make the Best Move"

What a nice post! Friendships are to be treasured!

Aug 09, 2010 01:28 PM
Paige Walker
Paige Walker - Pineville, LA
Real Estate Guru - Alexandria Pineville LA

Martin what a great post!! It's great to put our thoughts and feelings into a post that the people most important can read! Glad you got that opportunity!

Aug 09, 2010 02:04 PM
John Thomas
E3 Green HOMES - Boulder, CO
EcoBroker, MSEE, MBA

What a great way to extend your gratitude...wishing the very best to both of you.

Aug 09, 2010 02:26 PM
Mike Martin
(909) 476-9600 ~ WeLoveSellingRealEstate.com - Fontana, CA
Realty Masters & Associates

I agree - I would like to see more posts like that. Your friend sounds like a great guy - and like he has a good friend in you too!

Aug 09, 2010 03:22 PM
M A
Boston, MA

Faina - Appreciation of friends, family, and everything in life... will help open doors and keep us grounded.

Jack - I agree and am trying!

Elyse - It often does.  I have some friends I haven't seen in years and am trying to figure out how to see them soon.  As you said, with good friends, its easy to pick up where we left off.

Michelle - Yes they are!

Paige - I find it easier to type it all out than to say some things face to face.  I had given him the 'thanks for being there' but never REALLY told him how much he is appreciated!

John - Thanks

Mike - he is.. thanks.

Aug 10, 2010 01:49 AM