It's been ages since the last time I really laughed out loud.
But tonight, I almost certainly will.
I'm catching up with a friend who has brought out the silliest, most lighthearted, and downright ridiculous side of me throughout my life. Our bond transcends distance and the different paths we've taken, as we continue to finish each other's sentences and feed off each other's jokes. Even when the jokes are 20 years old.
This type of friendship is truly priceless. It's the kind of connection that can bring a playful note to even the most difficult or serious moments in life.
I can't help but feel excited. I know that no matter if it's been 4 years since we last saw each other, we'll instantly fall back into our familiar rhythm, laughing until we can't breathe any more.
Time spent with a friend like this is therapeutic. It reminds me not to take myself too seriously and to cherish the beauty and lighter side of life. No matter the challenge ahead, I can face it with a smile and a sense of humour.
It's a friendship that enriches my soul and I know it's the same for him.
Tonight, I'll laugh out loud with my dear friend, and together, we'll create even more memories to cherish... maybe another 4 years from now!