Day 5 of Thanks: Friends

As I sit here eating Samoas…. I think of about all the people I’ve met that I’ve called a friend…

They have certainly changed over the years…

I had a first friend, Stephanie Somosko, I don’t know where you are but maybe we can connect on Facebook…

I’ve had friends, best friends, mutual friends, work friends, college friends, family friends, old friends, new friends, mom friends, and an all-time favorite that is not a favorite anymore because it will soon apply to my young daughter: boy friends…

Friends are super important to our development as children, and stay important as they enrich the quality of our lives as adults.

Over the past 6 years, since I had my daughter, Charlie, I found myself with a new perspective on friends… I just wasn’t sure who I was in this world… and it made it challenging to really enjoy friendships because I found myself in a place where I didn’t have much free time to spend with people outside of my family… and I also found difficulty in having friends who I felt accepted me for me… a young wife and mother, working and caring for a home… Looking back, I felt it was hard to relate to others because it seemed I was on one path and everyone else was on another…

As I have grown, my friendships have changed form…. and some have become stronger, while others, not so much…

My husband has always had a lot of friends… and even as he and I journey through our new, cultivated miracle-mindset, I know he looks at his friendships differently… it’s not so much ego, but more so from a place of service… how he can help others…

Taking this idea of helping others… and choosing to support myself and allow the support of others to reflect that within me… and allowing serving and beautiful friendships to come into my life…. I have had a new experience with my relationships…

Should any of my friendships feel like they are coming from a place of obligation, or I feel disconnected with a friend because we may be on different paths, I pray for them and send positive love there way… I no longer feel burdened by my relationships having to look a certain way, I choose to feel grateful for the opportunity to serve them, even if it’s just with my prayers…

I appreciate the friendships I have with the men and women in my family… I feel very honored to talk with them and spend time with them.

I appreciate the friendships I have that were old and are now re-born into new beauties…

I appreciate the women I have met as an adult, whom I admire and wish the best for…

I bless my children to surround themselves with good friends and I bless the friendships they have with each other…may they always find a best friend in each other…

My best friend is and always will be my husband… his love and support is nothing short of miraculous… and when I would dream in my room as a little girl, of the man I would one day marry… I can honestly say that although I feel like he was the one all along, that he was the one God had chosen for me long before we were both created, I could never have seen the life we lead today… the love we have for each other today… the amazing things that have led us to each other… I feel honored and blessed beyond words to call him my best friend and I thank the Lord everyday for this relationship and for this special person I get to grow with…

Blessings to friendships of every form!

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