family · Friendship · whatever!

Thursday thoughts…

A friend is someone who knows all about you,
And loves you just the same.
Elbert Hubbard

Yesterday a friend and I went shopping and then had lunch. It was a wonderful day! We used to see each other quite often. But now life gets in the way, so it is weeks between visits. Yet, when we do see each other, it’s like no time has passed

Our lives are very different. My friend is married, has children and grandchildren. Her family, for the most part, lives close by. I am single with no children, and my family lives in another state.

She is an extrovert. I am an introvert. We both like to read, but we like different kinds of books. She is happy entertaining people, even if she doesn’t know them well. I find it difficult. Unlike me, she is always busy, always on the go.

She knows more about me than anyone else. She has most of my secrets, and I know they are safe with her. It is something of a wonder that we are friends, and yet we are. She is more than a friend. She is family.

She is my soul-sister.

family · Friendship · soul sisters

Thursday thoughts…

To the people who love you, you are beautiful already.
This is not because they’re blind to your shortcomings
but because they so clearly see your soul.
Victoria Moran

Sometimes friendship becomes something deeper. It is a rare gift when this happens. These friendships become a safe place, a haven, a home of the heart. A place where acceptance is normal even when situations and circumstances are not. These friends listen and offer their thoughts and insights without judgment. They will laugh and cry, be serious or silly, offer advise or remain quiet, whatever you need is what they give you.

These friendships are rare and I am blessed with more than one. These friends have been with me in good and bad times. They have supported me and given me strength with their love and wisdom. It is a wonder and joy to know them. They are my family. They are my soul-sisters.