The real test of friendship is can you literally do nothing with the other person? Can you enjoy those moments of life that are utterly simple?”
There are a lot of really cheesy “best” friend quotes. Here is my favorite:
“If you live to be 100, I hope I live to be 100 minus 1 day, so I never have to live without you.” Now in the quotes defense, it was said by Winnie the Pooh.
My wife and I have this debate about “best” friends. She claims to have multiple best friends. I always argue back that best means, singular or second to none, so it is impossible to have multiple “best” friends. It really is a pointless debate but it is fun to get everyone all amped up and it usually ends in laughter.
Relationships are everything. My best friend is named Dimitri. We were childhood friends that played sports together and lived down the street from one another. When I reflect on the question, “Can you enjoy the moments of life that are utterly simple?” I think about our friendship. One of my favorite simple moments was on our wedding day. Our photographer got the vibe that our wedding party liked to have fun. He suggested that we do the cake cutting a little differently. After we cut the first piece, we would act like we were going to cram the cake in each other’s face for a photo with the best man (Dimitri) and the Maid of Honor (Stephanie) by our sides. When he counted to 3, instead of smashing each other’s face with cake, we would turn and slam the cake into our friends faces. It was a simple moment that resulted in an awesome memory.
Even though we don’t see each other as much as we’d like now that we are “grown ups”, I still cherish all of our simple moments and our relationship.
This week, connect with your “best” friend or friends if you’re my wife. I promise you won’t regret it.
Are you having a rough day, week, month, or year? Take a second to consider these facts:
Fun Fact Alert #1
You could fit 960,000 Earth’s inside the Sun. So if the Earth was the size of a golf ball you would be able to fill a school bus with golf balls to equal the number of Earth’s you would need to fill the Sun.
Are you feeling better yet? Are your problems starting to shrink?
Fun Fact Alert #2
Canis Majoris is 3,900 light years away (whatever that means) and is the largest star known in the Milky Way. If the Earth were the size of a golf ball, Canis Majoris would be the height of Mount Everest, which is the highest point on our planet. You can fit 7 quadrillion (Whatever that means) Earth’s inside Canis Majoris.
When I heard these fun facts I instantly felt small. It puts life into perspective. Is my daughter skipping a nap or that one guy/girl at work, you know who you are, really that significant to affect my entire day, week, or month?
Often a heavy dose of perspective is what we need when we are feeling down on ourselves or having a rough time in our life. Remember your suffering doesn’t just affect you. If I could give you any advice to shift your mindset it would be to find ways to gain perspective in your life. If you need an instant boost, go outside and try to see Canis Majoris. Just make sure that you don’t look into the sun.