Lessons from a friend 23/52

June 5, 2022

Honest friends are the doorways to our souls, and loving friends are the grasses that soften the world. It is no mistake that the German root of the word friendship means “place of high safety.” ~Mark Nepo 

June: Motivation

Week 23: Lessons from a friend

Throughout my life, friendship has always felt easy. I meet someone with a common interest, and as we discover other commonalities our friendship grows. Over the years I have built these relationships through crafts, exercise work and the love of writing. These connections are never about keeping score. They have become a place to find buoyancy when sinking, provide a listening ear for heartache and joy, and celebrating through life’s achievements.  I am grateful for all the friendships I have built throughout the years.

Recently I started analyzing my views on friendship. What does it take to be a friend and have friends. With this questioning I was reminded of the importance of being a friend to myself.  This relationship of trial-and-error prompts me to love myself and take up the space that I need.   A revolution of the strength and stillness I deem necessary to be my own advocate.  Understanding the quiet I require to then be available for others is crucial. 

As a caregiver, I have found myself drained when taking care of others. It was in this depletion that I discovered how much I needed this care and friendship with myself.  A journey to uncover the things I need to love and fulfill all the pieces of me without criticism of judgment.  Friendship is always important, but it all begins with loving yourself first. 

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