Last week sucked. Family drama. Migraine-inducing weather changes. Bad news. Financial stress. The kind of week that makes me want to cocoon away indefinitely. But I didn’t. My friends wouldn’t let me!
Like many others, I grew up in a dysfunctional family. We’ve come a long way but unfortunately we never seem to completely outgrow our old roles and hurts so spending time together can still be challenging. Thankfully I have some amazing friends! You know that old saying that our friends are the family we create? It really hit home for me as I made my way through a rough week. Unknown to each other, my friends showered me with support.
- One coworker brought me a super thoughtful Valentine’s gift. Friends that remember their single friends on heart day are a special kind of awesome.
- My unofficial-book-club friend sent me 3 books by a new author. So sweet and appreciated by this bookworm.
- My far away bestie somehow knew that an email wasn’t going to cut it and called at the exact right moment. She has the uncanny ability to send love. A parcel or hand written card arrives with wishes straight from her heart to mine. So fortunate.
- My close friend just moved into a new home and sent me off with fresh-baked cookies when I visited her new digs. We meet for coffee regularly and sort out all the problems of the world. Is there anything as heartwarming as a chat with a gal pal?
And it doesn’t end there. My neighbor sent an encouraging comment about the blog, which she has supported since it’s beginning. Ditto for my fitness friend and my new friend from my recent getaway. Another coworker gave me a little extra mothering and also encouraged me to work it out in the gym.
Thank goodness for the kindness and understanding of friends near and far, new and old. I am so grateful for their support. The thing is, our friends see us as we are while our families tend to see us as we were. I hope you have a wonderful family of friends in your life. Now I’m off to show this week what I’m made of!