Reflection

Week 7: A Friend

“A true friend accepts who you are, but also helps you become who you should be.” (inspirationalboost.com)

This is an interesting topic to contemplate. What is a true friend in your book?

It’s not just a person who always agrees with you no matter what. My truest closest friends are the ones who look me in the eyes and say…

“what were you thinking?”

“you are more beautiful than you think”

“you can do it!”

“I’m here, feeling it all with you”

“remember the good things”

“don’t forget to let go”

“learning and failing are the same thing depending on how you look at it”

“snap out of it!”

“yesterday is over, this moment is a fresh start”

I’ve had “friends” who put on a good face around me and then stabbed me in the back.

I’ve had “friends” who judged me based on the sliver of info they thought they had.

I’ve had “friends” who laid guilt trips on me a mile deep.

None of those things are constructive or helpful or beautiful in any way.

But a true friend will tell you the truth and love you anyway. They will stand by you when you mess up and tell you you’re going to survive this and learn and grow from it. They will see your potential on your darkest days and hand you your armor to get out and fight for yourself while they walk by your side. They treat your heart with tenderness but give you a kick in the pants to get your butt moving in the right direction.

As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another. Proverbs 27:17

I am thankful, grateful, and so blessed to have had “iron friends” by my side throughout my life. They come and go but God always has them cross my path at the exact moment needed to develop that trust before it is needed. I can honestly say, were it not for these people, I would not be here today….

Thankful, grateful, blessed, and oh so much more!

What things make you think of a true friend?

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