Growing up my sister and I had a code that we used when we needed to talk. I use the word code loosely because it was probably a fairly universal term for most women. When one of us needed to talk we would tell the other that we needed to go for a frosty run. A frosty, if you are not aware is a chocolate flavored ice cream treat from a local fast food restaurant.
Today we still have these conversations on occasion. Although the conversation likely does not occur over a frosty anymore, it still means the same thing.
Anyway, I thought up 2 possible meanings for our “frosty runs”.
The first meaning is very apparent on the surface. It basically implies that most of us turn to chocolate in a time of emotional duress and need. It implies some type of emotional improvement after eating chocolate.
A true friend is one that goes beyond the silly questions. A true friend is one that takes the time, the emotion and the effort to understand you- the person.
I know that I have been fairly busy lately. I know that I have likely been brief with people in my life, especially my husband. I do want to reaffirm a desire in my life to be the friend that understands. I want to be the friend that takes time to help someone in need and go out on a frosty run.
What are your thoughts? I am also especially interested if any of you share a similar ‘code’ for a frosty run!