Two long-terms friends were house guests last week. Donna, who resides in North Carolina with her husband Marty, and Lin have been friends since they were four; Donna grew up in the house next door to Lin. Donna met Marty in college, fell in love and married him when they graduated. I met them through Lin more years ago than I care to admit. Great people, real friends. Salt of the earth — you know what I mean.
Nothing special happened , which is why I’m writing this. Celebrate the ordinary. It was a wonderful visit: we talked as only old friends can, we went to a local restaurant, and we walked along the Delaware River. It was just a normal visit between old friends, rich and satisfying.
Enjoy the ordinary: the countryside in fall, good friends and whatever each day brings. When you’re young, it’s difficult to accept that it’s not going to last forever. In autumn, you understand better, but it’s still hard to accept. Savor every ordinary moment.