Thursday, August 11, 2011
I can't say that I had many friends in high school. There were a few of us who hung out togeterh, but over all I was not part of the "in" crowd or any crowd for that matter. Like I said a few of us hung out together.
So, fast forward many years. Now, there are all these people from high school who want to be my friends (on FB). Some of the folks were ok, but do I really need to follow them on Facebook as they tell me about what they did today and what their kid is doing? I haven't talked or seen them in more than 30 years.
The folks I want to keep up with and enjoy hearing about their kids and their days are the ones who are in my heart today. They are the people I call friend. They are the ones who come to me with open arms to offer hugs. They are not the folks who chose to go the other way in the hall when I approached. Perhaps I don't know the whole story. Maybe they felt like I was the stuck up one. Maybe their families were falling apart and they thought I had the perfect family. I know we all had our own concerns during that time.
So, what do I do? Do I "friend" the folks from high school or do I ignore their requests like they did to me so many years ago?