GIRLS IN MY CIRCLE
When I was little, I used to believe in the concept of one best friend.
And then I started to become a woman.
And then I found out that if you allow your heart to open up, you will be shown the best in many friends.
One friend is needed when you're going through things with your partner.
Another friend is needed when you're going through things with your parents.
Another will sit beside you in the bleachers as you delight in your children and their activities. Another when you want to shop, share, heal, hurt, joke, or just be.
One friend will say, 'Let's cry together,' another, 'Let's fight together,' another, 'Let's walk away together.'
One friend will meet your spiritual need, another your shoe fetish, another your love for movies, another will be with you in your season of confusion, another will be your clarifier, another the wind beneath your wings.
But whatever their assignment in your life, or whatever the occasion, or whatever the day, or wherever you need them to meet you,
with their gym shoes on and hair pulled back, or to hold you back from making a complete fool of yourself... ...those are your best friends.
It may all be wrapped up in one woman, but for many, it's wrapped up in several.....one from 6th grade, one from high school, some from the college years, a couple from old jobs.
On some days your mother.
On some days your neighbor.
On others, your sisters, cousins.
And on some days, your daughters.
So whether they've been your friend for 20 minutes or 20 years, tell her you love her, and cherish her and you are glad to have her in your life.
This goes out to Mama, Andi T, Mari M., Letti, Angela W., Kathy C, Annie W, Jamie C, Irma T, Malinda B, Gayle S, Michele R, Holly M, Anna K, Cheri F, Kath B, Denise G, Zia Maddalena...
I love you
I cherish you
Each of you is very special and meaningful to me, each in your own way.
I hope I have given you at least some of what you have given me.
Have a wonderful weekend!