Hello Beautiful People!
I know it has been a while since I last posted. Things have been so busy with work I usually come home, eat, and go straight to sleep. But I made a commitment to this blog and I am going to stick with it. So here it goes:
In my twenty two years of life I have had the honor of meeting and interacting with so many people from so many diverse backgrounds. I have been blessed to have such strong connections with many of these amazing people. However, a problem that I myself have encountered and seen with other people is having unhealthy friendships.
Many have their own fancy definition of what a friend is. I use to be the kind of girl that would use the "term" loosely. It was not until I got to college that I began to really break down who I considered a "friend." I learned that everyone you call a "friend" does not have your back. I learned that not everyone has your best interest at heart. I learned that some people will not appreciate you for who you are and what you stand for. I learned that some of the people you call "friends" can be big liars. I learned that you can not put your trust in every body. I have been hurt by people that I thought were my friends. It is not a cool feeling. But I am a firm believer that God does place certain people in your life for reason. You can not hold grudges and dwell on the negative. You have to learn how to forgive and move on for your benefit. It took me a while to really understand the true meaning of forgiveness but I am very glad I did. It has brought me a very long way.
Now I know there are times where I myself may not be the perfect friend. However, if there was a moment where I was wrong or at fault I always owned up to it and made serious efforts to make things better. I do not think people really fully understand the importance of having healthy relationships. That can be the foundation for something even greater. I take the friendships that I do have seriously. I want my friends to know that they can always come to me for whatever reason and will not have to worry about ever being judged. We all are perfectly imperfect. That is what makes us all so unique. My friends know who they all are. Near and far. Each and every one of them have special places in my heart. We may not talk every single day but when we do it is like we all never skip a beat. These people were there for me at my lowest moment and at my highest moment. I thank God for them every single day because I can not imagine how my life would be without their kindness, humor, loyalty, and support.