Beach Walk 475 – Radical Friendship

Friendship has implied meanings, and it’s not easy to step out of the normal expectations.

I recently had a chance to learn that allowing people to have their private times can actually enrich the relationship. It’s easy to make up stories in the absence of information, but I strongly recommend against it.

I could have worked up many scenarios during my friend’s recent “timeout” and made a judgment about what her timeout meant. I would have been wrong. And that would have left me ill-prepared for the day she emailed and said she wanted to hang out together again. Radical friendship can mean leaving someone you love completely alone and trusting her to work things out.

That’s my nephew Jordan in today’s episode. He’s a great boogie boarder!

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Hawaiian Word:
Hoaloha: friend

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  1. Susan and my dog Lexie says

    I am reminded of the saying, “The way to have a friend is to be a friend.” Your willingness to deposit into a friendship, respecting the needs/distance of the other, can only solidify that friendship to a deeper level. Those of us checking into your site are witnessing that someone is always ‘home’ with you — your elevator DOES go to the top floor — what a remarkable gift you are to those closest to you! No amount of awards can touch such an achievement, as you remain a very cherished part of your online global community of friends, as well.

  2. Your shirt fits the show well!

    This episode is timely for me as I’ve been thinking about friendships and friendship breaks lately. As always, thanks for the great advice.

    Looks like you had some fun out on the water!

  3. Wow – Susan just said everything just perfectly!