I've lost a lot of friends in this world- simply by growing older. I've met so many people during the many stages of my life and I thought (at the time), "He/she is going to be a part of my life forever."
How does that change? How do we just 'let go' of people?
I'm not feeling despondent, just pensive. Is it true that people are brought into our lives for a reason? Maybe they help us through a difficult time, or are with us when we meet our spouse, or maybe they are just placed in our lives so that we grow and realize that we aren't the person that we want to be.
I think that I have learned a little something from everybody that has been in my life and I have taken many things from the people in my life... some wonderful and some that I am not so proud of. I do however thank each and every one, present and past for teaching me and helping me grow in more ways than they will ever know.