Autumn has slowly snuck in, so the rainy days are becoming more common. It’s not the summer storm rain, but a nice light rain that sounds awesome in the background. Common scene: crackling candle, slow jazz, great book (I’m currently re-reading Crime and Punishment
I have actually spent some time (and money) unpacking the negative impact Friends has had on my adult life and my expectations of friendship. It's lovely to know I'm not the only one.
I enjoyed much of what you said Shime, I especially like the idea of taking one great photo a day - that is something I’d like to try as well.
But my favourite thought of yours was definitely this one:
“The TV show Friends gave people the wrong picture of friendships and how they look for most people and caused people to think they are weird if they don’t hang out daily with their small group of friends.” — I couldn’t agree more.
Re: Living in a small town. I moved from the busy north to a much slower south. People are much nicer here. I appreciate and give more grace to humanity a little more now as well.
Great post, Shime; I agree re social media, I love exchanging emails with my friends, never understood the appeal of the show with the same name, and I too wish I remembered to take daily photos. I am lucky to live in a small village where several of our neighbours have become amazing friends; we all know how precious this is, we all nurture this as and when we can. I always hope the ripples of good will create more good; even if they are small ripples, they inspire more goodness.