When I was younger, I had many friends for many different reasons.
None of them for the right reasons and the majority of them, the wrong friends. As I have grown up, those friends depleted in number dramatically, by my choice. It went from as many number of friends as I could possibly have, to the meaning and value of each friend. I have decided, instead of being a people pleaser and a friend to everyone, I was going to invest in those, that invest in me. Granted, I get fooled sometimes, and get suckered into thinking someone cares and is investing in me, then they just turn right back around and crush me. What do I do when that happens? Well, thru tears and clinched fists and after a good amount of time venting to someone that really loves and encourages me and prayer, I am able to move on. Though, it does result in a devastating blow to my trust levels for ALL. That takes major amounts of time to rebuild, but time can help me become stronger and enable me to move on. I may be able to forgive, but not forget.
There are times that I think “Oh, I got this!” I don’t need anyone, I can do this alone. I have been hurt and burned too many times and I’m done. Enter SMACK across the face. GOD very quickly brings me back to reality, and reminds me that I NEED those couple of very close friends. Some are family, some are friends, and a very few are employees. Those couple of friends mean the world to me. I tell them everything. I try very hard to be there for them as well. Listening, helping, encouraging where and when I can. We all understand that each of us have husbands and families to attend to, and other responsibilities as well, but we are always there for each other. I know that if I’m having a bad day, I can count on them to rescue me from the dread and doom of that day. In addition to the struggles that everyone’s life brings, they are there for the bad days yes, but they are also there for the good days as well. The joy that we can share in each others lives and the mile stones, is tremendous. A true blessing to be able to celebrate with the love you love the most. I can’t tell you the number of times where I have truly needed to vent about my marriage, children, business, etc.. and they have been there. If they would not have been there, I do not know what would or could have happened and what my life would have resulted in. So, Thank you! Thank you so much for taking your time to be there for me!
I just wanted to pay tribute to the people closest to me ( I’m not going to name names as you know who you are) in my life, and let them know how important each and everyone of you are. You are all amazing and a treasure to me!