Right now, in my quest to explore my One Little Word for 2011 (Fabulous), I am reading Fabulous Friendship Festival: Loving Wildly, Learning Deeply, Living Fully with Our Friends by Sark.
I just finished reading Chapter Two yesterday, which explores Kinds Of Friendships, which is kind of what this week’s theme is all about here at Log Your Memory.
Sark breaks it down into: Old Friends, Instant Friends, Neighbor Friends, Animal Friends, Email and Online Friends, Phone Friends, Sibling Friends, Male/Female Friends, Former Lover Friendships, Elder Friendships, Books as Friends, Imaginary Friends (includes Famous People Living or Deceased You Wish You Were Friends With), and Being Friends with a Child.
Here are a few notes I journaled in my Memory Logbook after reading Sark’s chapter on the Kinds Of Friendships:
- Old Friends: What keeps these kind of connections strong through the years, in my opinion, is staying in touch every so often. Nurturing the friendship. Mutual respect and trust.
- Instant Friends: What opens the way for immediate intimacy is a synchronicity between two people.
- Phone Friends: I do not enjoy phone friends as I’ve never had good experiences via the phone. I hardly use my phone and I don’t even have a cell phone.
- Email/Online Friends: This is my favorite way to maintain and build friendships as I’m online all the time, and it works for me. I suffered before I had a computer, and now I have many networks and supportive friends through email, messageboards, Facebook, etc.
- Imaginary Friends: If I could invite to dinner anyone in the world, I think I might invite my old friend D.M. whom I’ve lost track of, Oprah (T.V. personality), Chelsea Handler (T.V. personality) , Marianne Williamson (author), Ali Edwards (scrapbooker and author), Natalie Portman (actress), Michelle Obama (1st Lady), and the Dalia Lama (spiritual leader).
Kick It Up A Notch
- Go further and journal about why you chose it above something else or someone else.
- Why is this relationship special?
- When did the relationship start?
- How did the relationship begin – was it a gift? Or in the case of a person, were you introduced or how did you meet?
- Did you initiate the relationship? Or did you purchase the item as a splurge?
- What is the object of your affection? What is it all about? What is its/her/his history?
Click on the layout above to read the journaling, which is about Michelle’s relationship with herself and how she had evolved over the year before.
I look forward to seeing your special relationship layouts in the LYM gallery!
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