I know you understand that without the friends and loved ones that dare to be truly honest, even brutally honest with us, we would have been lost a long time ago.
I still get “lost” on a regular basis it seems but I know someone is keeping an eye on me.
How comforting to know that when I want the truth from another perspective all I have to do is ask. There is an understanding between us about unsolicited advice that would only hurt me before I am ready and willing to accept what loved ones see. To be clear my truth is not based solely upon what others see, instead I have an understanding that my co-dependency requires that I to compare “my reality” to that of others followed by searching for the balanced in-between. Trusting that my loved ones desire the best for me enables me to fully listening before making my own decision. A decision that friends may not agree with, but respect.
My sisters, my mentors, my shoulders to cry on, my partners in crime, my lifeline, my sanity.
Thank you for pushing me, carrying me and walking beside me when I have the strength.