After nearly 20 years of distance, I reunited with a dear friend halfway across the world. What better place to re-connect than in London, England! Not only have we reminisced about good old times, but we are now sharing new experiences together which have deepened our friendship.


I love the poem about “friends for a reason, friends for a season” and it speaks to the ever-changing nature of our relationships. Some people come into our lives for only a brief moment while others remain part of our lives for years. I think that the momentary acquaintances can be just as important as the long-time friends, for they were meant to come into your life at just that time perhaps to lend a hand, teach you something, or make your day. It sure makes you think about the ripple effect and how one smile or act of kindness can impact someone else’s life. Is it possible to treat all people we meet as friends? In the Yoga Sutras, Patanjali said it well – “cultivate friendliness towards the happy, compassion for the unhappy, delight in the virtuous, and equanimity in the face of adversity”. You don’t have to go all the way to London…simply take care of the people in your own backyard.

But I have to say…being in London with a good friend is pretty sweet…



  1. Sandra said,

    October 27, 2013 at 7:43 pm

    Sounds like a great start to your big adventure. True friendship is an amazing thing…no matter how many years have passed, they simply melt away when you re-connect in person. Enjoy the process of discovering the wonderful city of London while also re-discovering connections with your friend. Cheers! 🙂

  2. Arti Joshi said,

    October 28, 2013 at 2:02 pm

    So happy to hear that part one of your adventure is amazing! I believe the same that people come into our lives for a reason, could be for a short while or long term. Whatever that time is, it’s all valuable and we learn more about ourselves from these friendships! Enjoy London and hear from you again when you arrive in India!

  3. Glynis said,

    October 28, 2013 at 3:06 pm

    That was a lovely post and I am so happy for you. Miss you & Enjoy:)

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