The value of friendship

Free coffee and mugs fro LaMar's Donuts on International Coffee Day

“Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art . . . It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things which give value to survival.”
― C.S. LewisThe Four Loves

Life just keeps getting crazier and crazier! Things with the newspaper are really picking up. I spend most of my days trying to in squeeze answering emails and Facebook messages and editing between the cracks of work, homework, classes, and random meetings.

Not to mention trying to find leads on jobs for after graduation.

With all this going on, it’s so easy to forget to spend time with my girls. It just seems like time not spent on the grind (or on Date Night), is wasted time.

But the truth is that without these girls and their support and love, I’d go crazy! And the few golden minutes I spend with them really makes a difference.

Last week LaMar’s Donuts down the street had free coffee and mugs for International Coffee Day (I know–free MUGS!). My roommate came in after her morning run and we took a quick walk down there. I had piles of homework waiting for me and I was definitely stressing over the three messages I had in my inbox from my editors, but going to get coffee with her refreshed and reenergized me.

Friendship is just one of those things that adds color and joy to life. Making room for some quality time with a friend during the day makes all the difference. And I’ve realized that the time we spend doesn’t have to be a lot. It took Debbie (my roommate) and me about 20 minutes to walk down there and get some coffee.

As C.S. Lewis says, friends may not be necessary, but they add incomparable value to my day, and to my life!


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