Recently I was reflecting on friends as one of them is moving away soon. She taught me that I am not the only one thinking as I do. She also taught me to have fun. Friends have taught me; life is fragile, sacrifice is sacred and in taking them for granted they are lost. To have good friends means to be a good friend.
There have been so many over the years. When I look back and recall the times we shared, the laughter and tears. They always gave themselves to me. I am seeing, just as I honor them for simply being, I should do the same for myself.
When my children were growing up, I told them; be your own best friend. If you wouldn't say, do, or want something to and or for your friend, you shouldn't say, do or want it for yourself.
When I started this journey to change my thinking and my life, it astounded me the things I was saying to and about myself. Thinking on purpose highlights the times I say, I'm stupid, ugly, old, unwanted, unloved. None of those things are true.
When we say "I AM" we are calling on God, for he called himself "I AM". Whenever I say I am, I have to pause and realize my thoughts and my words create in my life what I think and say. Today I AM, strong, beautiful, successful, blessed, chosen, adopted, redeemed and forgiven. So are you.
Fantasizing the freedom to enjoy my friends and myself, just because we are.