There is something that possibly ranks higher than love for me and that is loyalty.. true loyalty is born from an unconditional love, a connection that has you want to ride out any ups and downs that life chucks at you to ensure that person stays in your life and is the happiest you can make them given any circumstance.
I am a fiercely loyal person. I take attacks on my friends to heart like they were my own. When my friends are upset I stress about them and when they are just not right I worry about them until I see them smile again.
I would drop anything and go anywhere for a friend in need and I am lucky enough to have a husband that gets that and would do just the same.
I wrote a post a while back about how it is ok to loose friend ships and I still stand by the fact that it is but I do think that if the friendship was true that you would want to fight for it, you would want to work through it and pop out the other side stronger.
It was my birthday this week and there were a few well wishes missing since last year due to lost connections. It could have made me sad but it didn't. I feel so lucky to have had the ones that were not loyal enough to fight fall by the way side leaving me with the quality people to surround myself with.
I always have an amazing reflective day on big occasions as they are yearly and you can really look back at where you were 12 months before and compare. I choose to always find the good in the year and lets just leave the shitty past bits as in the past.. 'cos they are shit so no need to take them forward into the future huh?!
Are you a loyal friend? Has it stung you? Do you reflect much?