A friend of mine once told me the purest gift one person can give to another is the gift of forgiveness. Being able to understand that we all make mistakes but those mistakes don't have to define us. This hit home because I've made a lifetime of mistakes. I can honestly say that I am not my mistakes, nor am I someone who will ever make excuses for my mistakes. For me, it's wanting someone who looks at me and sees my potential, who doesn't look at the cover of the book and turn away, but instead takes time to read a page or two.
I think too many times in life we judge or prejudge and in doing so we miss some of life's greatest moments. Honestly, when you get past my mistakes and begin peeling back the layers you'll see I'm a son that became a father, with 2 boys I love with every heartbeat, and a friend who's loyalty runs as deep as any ocean. Maybe you find we laugh at the same jokes, or cry over the same movies. Maybe you realize that we're not that different. I'm outside my comfort zone, reaching out like this, yet here I am all the same. I'm not perfect and will never claim to be. I'm someone looking at the walls around me knowing that this life is not for me.
So this is me looking for a friend who is interested in building a true friendship equally.