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One of my friends LOVES rock candy. Literally, when she calls me, a picture of her eating purple rock candy appears. So when I was making these macarons, it got me thinking a lot about friendships.
Now I have always been someone who understands the importance of family - especially in the last couple of years. But families you are born into. You are kind of stuck with each other whether you like it or not. But friends are a choice.
Throughout our lives we experience a lot of different friendships - school friends, family friends, work friends - the list goes on and on. But as we grow, we watch a lot of these relationships come and go. We move away and suck at staying connected, we get older and realize our priorities are no longer the same, or we think someone is our friend and then it turns out they are actually a HUGE asshole. We grow, we change, and we drift apart.
But in the long run, these friendships are meaningless. It is what I like to call the "lifer friends" that make life worth living.
The ones that celebrate you in your best times, and support you in your worst. The ones who bring you ice cream after a breakup and don't judge you when you eat the entire pint by yourself. The ones that stick by you when you are too sad to get out of bed, and encourage you when you are feeling down or insecure. The ones who bumbles for you when you have given up on dating and travel the country with you in search of the best doughnuts.
These are the friendships that are so deeply-rooted within us, that it is hard to imagine our life without them. This is a "lifer friend".
Finding these kinds of friends can be hard - but once you find them, they will change your life forever. Throughout the years, I have been lucky enough to pick up a handful of these lifer friends and today I just wanted to remind them how much they mean to me.
I know there have been a lot of downs in the last coupe of years. The tears, the headaches, the sleeping - I wasn't exactly a ray of sunshine to be around - but you never faltered. You stood by me through it all and looking back, I honestly don't know if I would have made it through without you. Every text, card, visit and phone call reminded me that there was still some goodness left in this world and that I still had a life worth living.
I wouldn't say I am a ray of sunshine yet, but I am where I am today because of you. So thank you. I love you all very very much. Now who wants doughnuts?
*makes 25 macarons
*Storage - Macarons have a very good shelf life. They can be wrapped in plastic wrap and stored in the fridge for up to a week or in the freezer for up to a month. Just make sure they are brought back to room temperature before serving.
Omg ???? these look incredible. I've yet to try making macarons, but once I do these are on my list! Gretchen www.chaosandchamomile.com
Great! Let me know if you like them!