I’ve got a lot of things running through my head, and my heart, today. The past few months, hell the past few years really, have been a bit rough and I’ve still got a lot ahead of me to get through. It hasn’t been easy but it hasn’t been impossible either. Why? Because I am fortunate enough to have accumulated a small army of amazing people to lean on. Some of you I am lucky enough to see almost daily. Some of you I rarely get to see because distance makes that hard. Some of you I have known forever. A few of you are relatively new in my life. And a couple of you have surprised me with your support and understanding when I didn’t expect it. But all of you, each and every one of you, are important to me and have played a part in keeping me moving forward. And I can not thank you enough. No, I’m not done needing you. I will always need you. So don’t go anywhere!
So, in an effort to show you, my friends, how much you mean to me, how much I appreciate you, I want to share with you at least one (maybe more) beautiful thing that I know to be true about you. And if you are reading this and find something that you think may be about you – it is.
The Beautiful Thing About You
You are loyal. So loyal. You are always there, whether I ask you to or not. Whether it’s just you sending me an emoji heart so I know you’re there, or acting like an overprotective mother and calling me (and embarrassing me) while I’m out just to make sure I’m safe, I always know you have my back. Always. And it’s awesome.
You are so unabashedly you. I envy that. You never even attempt to hide who you are or what you think. And you shouldn’t. Because who you are is wonderful. Outside voice and all.
You are so brave. I’m not sure you know that about you. But I know it about you. And I’m so proud of you for it.
You are a helper in a world without enough helpers. I’ve leaned on you more than I expected I would and you haven’t let me down.
You are grounding. And I mean that in the absolute best way. You try and make me see things from other sides, even when I don’t want to. And you do this because you have this big amazing heart that wants what’s best for the people you care about.
You are a warrior. Strong and fierce. But also kind and giving and one of the first people I reach out to when I need someone to be on my side.
You are one of the most resilient people I have the privilege of knowing. You have faced things I can’t even imagine and not only survived but keep on giving of yourself. I am so honoured to call you a friend.
You are a great listener. Like, really great. I feel like I could tell you anything. I think I have actually.
You almost always have the right thing to say. And that is a heck of a skill.
You put yourself out there without reserve. You are giving and caring and always striving to be even better.
You always find a way to see the good in other people. Even if you have to dig for it. You find it.
You make the people around you feel good. Often without even trying.
You have a smile that lights up the room the moment you walk in.
You have a vulnerability that makes others want to be vulnerable right along side you. It makes them less afraid.
You are beautiful.