When I go to a party with people I barely know, people think I’m either stuck-up, shy, snobbish, or just plain weird because I will literally find a corner and hide in it and observe everyone from a distance. However, if I know everyone and they truly know me; I’ll get up and have a blast right along beside everyone around me. It takes me a while to come out of my shell.
My true friends can tell you when I’m upset even if I’m laughing and having a good time from outside appearances. They can almost pretty much tell you what I’m thinking because we talk enough to cover knowing what each other is going through.
I will always do my utter best to encourage my friends because I know they will do the same for me. I tend to come across “to motherly” at times without meaning too. However, I’ve always had a “fixer” type personality. I also tend to think “outside of the normal boxes” on given situations. I have always seen things in a different manner than others do just from my vast experiences in life. However, I am smart enough to know that I don’t know it all nor do I always feel I’m right. Anyone who is truly close enough to me knows I’m just trying to help think about things from a totally different perspective in order to help them (as well as myself) grow.
I have been blessed this weekend with having the utter pleasure of having one of my dearest friend and her husband over today, and the pleasure of getting to know someone more whom I feel I could have as a friend for a long time (hopefully the remainder of our lives.) There are just a few people in life who you can instantly connect with and have that “kindred spirit” type of friendship. Those friendships are worth so much!!
I praise God for my friends!! I went for many years without friends in my life because I didn’t treasure the ones I had enough. I do terribly regret that, but I can’t undo the past. I do hope that one day those friendships will get rekindled, but I also know that God places people in our lives at certain times for a reason.