“The only way to have a friend is to be one.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
I am so blessed to have amazing friends in my life! Some I have known a lifetime, some are more recent and some have re-entered my life. For whatever reason, they have connected to me in a beautifully spiritual, and often serendipitous, way. My heart fills when I think about how their love has carried me through so much in my life, as my love has surrounded them too. A true friend is one who loves you unconditionally. No judgment, no expectations, just pure love. They are the ones who are always there for you, no matter what. Friendships are give and take, and it is important to remember the giving part. It all circles around and grows with each passage of trust.
My chain of girlfriends began the day I was born. A picture of my babysitter and I sits on my mantle. I was two and she was just a teenager. She is still a member of our family to this day, I call her mama sis. She is so very special to all of us. My sisters have been there for me through thick and thin, as I have been for them. We’re sisters, a bond that never breaks and a love that never fades. My dear childhood friend who has been so full of unconditional love since I can remember, unbelievable the heart she has. My Round Robin girls, we’ve been through so much together. We started our Round Robin chain letters 30 years ago and it continues today, including fun reunion trips! My forever “roomie”, our intuitive connection never ceases to amaze me. We were assigned as roommates our first day of college and hit it off immediately! We remained together all four years and we continue to build more memories. My college swim team co-captain, who provided so much fun and support in our swimming days, and remains a wonderful friend today. My silly friend who hikes with me and takes me up these crazy hills! Always a laugh and I always feel renewed after our time together. My dear friend who has the spiritual wisdom, patience, strength and kindness that truly amazes me. A bond that was formed many years ago as Spirit brought us together. My sweet soul sister who is full of so much love, grace and compassion it’s unfathomable the light she emits. My latest wonderful Spirit connection who gives so much love and always reminds me of the importance of the spirit of the horse! All my sister-in-laws who continue to be so special to me and provide lots of beautiful colors to our family. So many friends along the way, too numerous to mention but I know I am beyond blessed to have had each of them touching my life.
Always remember your circle of friends and how their love has weaved through your life. I don’t know where I would be today without the love of friends surrounding me. As I carve my way, they have helped shape me into the spiritual being I have become. Thank you, friends. From the bottom to the top of my heart, I LOVE YOU!