I woke up this morning from one of those dreams that blur the line between reality and fantasy. I was back in High School at a farewell party for all the Seniors. One by one, each of the underclassman stood to share a fond memory of a graduating friend. When my turn came, I could only stand and share regrets for friendships I never made.
Dreams like this can often bring into focus things that are missing in our lives. I am a highly relational person. I value the people in my life and enjoy them very much. My biggest regrets as I look back on life are friendships that I have lost and friendships I was never able to make. I have lost friends because of my faith in Jesus. I have lost friends because they were unwilling to be held accountable. I have lost friends because I have not been a good friend. No matter the reason, I regret the loss.
I can neither change or live in the past, so moving forward all I can do is pursue friendships with a new passion so I don’t live with regrets.