What a lovely post, beg you all to take time to think of your own friends, maybe give the distant ones a call, just to say hi.
I have been back to Cumbria recently. I was successively Team Vicar and Team Rector there for a while. There were good times and not so good times. To be honest, when I was good, I was very very good, and when I was not…. I was unbearable. I learnt a lot about mainly myself.
What was brilliant about being there was allowing the present to engage with the memories of the past.
The distance between 2009 and now brings a sense of perspective, but friends can help you remember that it was not always as bad as you think, and are a healthy reminder that no matter how difficult something sometimes seems to have been there is usually positive impact.
I am not a person who makes friends easily. I can do acquaintances well, if there is a mutual acceptance that I will try my best to…
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