Thank You For Being A Friend


Today , someone who has had such impact in my life is leaving the east coast for Great Britain, his home.  He is and will always be a true friend.   I will always remember what I learned and enjoyed in his company.  The distance is farther but the friendship will never end.

Life brings you wonderful people like that. who are true friends.    I have been enjoying the company of my dearest friends here in the last couple of weeks like I had not done so in a long time.  It has been good.  I genuinely have loved the time spent with them,  and the departure of one friend has made me realize and cherish the time I have with friends I have near me now.

I also am making friends along the way and getting to renew acquaintances.  It is like the universe opening up because my heart is available  now like never before.  Some of these friends do not live near but farther away , yet we are enjoying the communication and the connection.

There is something about genuine friendships that transcends distance, gender, sexual orientation, age and race.   I believe they are there to help us along with life in terms of growth, transition and its overall enjoyment.   When all else fails,  it is these genuine friendships that are left standing.  You can lean on them and you can totally be yourself, with all your faults and shortcomings.

So as one friend takes flight , distance will not matter,   I wish him all the best.   As for my other friends , the adventures continues here and the ride should be a fun one.

This was given to me by the departing friend who quoted a favorite old sitcom that resonates among many of my friends and how I feel it about those closest to me.

Thank you for being a friend
Traveled down the road and back again
your heart is true you’re a pal and a confidant

I’m not ashamed to say
I hope it always will stay this way
My hat is off, won’t you stand up and take a bow

And if you threw a party
Invited everyone you knew
You would see, the biggest gift would be for me
and the card attached would say,
Thank you for being a friend

Thank you for being a friend
Thank you for being a friend
Thank you for being a friend

If it’s a car you lack
I’d surely buy you a cadillac
Whatever you need, anytime of the day or night

I’m not ashamed to say
I hope it always will stay this way
My hat is off, won’t you stand up and take a bow

And when we both get older
With walking canes and hair of gray
Have no fear, even though it’s hardly here
I will stand real close and say,
Thank you for being a friend

(I want to thank you)
Thank you for being a friend
(I want to thank you)
Thank you for being a friend
(I want to thank you)
Thank you for being a friend
(I want to thank you)
Let me tell you bout a friend
(I want to thank you)
Thank you for being a friend
(I want to thank you)
Thank you for being a friend
(I want to thank you)
Thank you for being a friend

And when we die, and float away
I’ll see you there, and once again
Thank you for being a

Thank you for being a friend
(I want to thank you)
Thank you for being a friend
(I want to thank you)
Thank you for being a friend
(I want to thank you)
Thank you for being a friend
Whoa, tell you about a friend
(Thank you right now, for being a friend)
Thank you for being a friend
(I wanna tell you right now, and tell you again)
Thank you for being a friend
(I wanna thank you, thank you, for being a friend)
Thank you for being a friend

( Andrew Gold, 1978)

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3 thoughts on “Thank You For Being A Friend

  1. Actually, it is about Aidy but it is also about my other friends, too, including you, Jerry. You are one of my friends who love miles away but are still close to me where it counts.

    This is a homage to all my dear friends. Aidy’s departure prompted the post but made me realize how much all of you mean to me.

    JP

  2. Pingback: A DAY WITH MY FRIENDS IN DUBAI | ALTHEYRIGHT'S COLLECTION OF SIMPLE THOUGHTS

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