Friday, September 23, 2011

Beyond Fun

I meandered through a shop in the airport recently, and found this happy little mug:

"Friends Make Everything More Fun"
It's cute and cheerful, like sparkly unicorns and fuzzy puppies dancing among rainbows. I don't like it.

It's not that I am opposed to unicorns and puppies and rainbows. I just think more highly of my friends.

Yes, friends bring joy, and often laughter. But some things simply are not fun, and no amount of cheerful cuteness will change that. And sometimes, true friends even take the risk of squashing fun when something more important requires attention.

I am grateful for fun times with friends, and I am grateful for friends who make space for un-fun times, too.

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