She has taught me to be myself no matter what. To not let what anyone says dictate who I am. Only I know who that is.
She has taught me strength..... to dig deep within and not give up when you think things are bad.... (I saw her strong through Breast Cancer TWICE) ...
To think about other people and not be selfish and eggocentric. You just can't be here in this world to be here. You have to do something for others; even if it's something simple because it can mean a lot .... and the world is round!
saved me lots of heartache having realize that my 'normal' isn't necessarily anyone elses normal...especially in getting to know my husbands side of the family.
a simple example, in my family we write thank yous. As soon I could write I would have to write a thank you before I played with or cashed a check. So, I also got into the habit of writing a thank you and get annoyed when other folks don't. My friend mentioned that 'thank yous' might not be the norm for people. It doesn't mean they are not thankful, just not the norm.
It got me to look at a situation and determine if my expectation fits within the family 'norm' or the group 'norm'. If it doesn't is it worth getting annoyed with worth asking for what I expect.
sadly i havent had a true friend yet theyve all been backstbbers or liars, my daughter and hubby are the onlyones that i have a true relationship with that is honest and loving (again sadly i wish i had)
My true friend taught me that we'll be there for each other no matter how much time has gone by. We only see each other about once a year, and talk less than once a month... but just knowing that she'll drop everything and be a shoulder when I need it or vise versa is priceless.
That their is a such thing as a "true friend"...
She taught me how amazing and beautiful you can be when you live your life with grace and dignity. That there is never any reason to allow others to drag you down to their level because the people worth your energy will always be the ones that help lift you up to where you want to be.
She taught me that, even in the hardest of times, you can always find a reason to smile through the tears, laugh through the pain, and live through the despair.
She taught me that even death cannot dim the light of a life lived beautifully.
Quoting Jenner8:My true friend taught me that we'll be there for each other no matter how much time has gone by. We only see each other about once a year, and talk less than once a month... but just knowing that she'll drop everything and be a shoulder when I need it or vise versa is priceless.
My best friend lives in NY. I am in FL. We see each other about 2x a year and talk about once every 3 weeks BUT ... it's like "yesterday" when we talk. It's the good and bad..... I dropped everything when she was extremely ill with breast cancer ... both times..... it's priceless.
Love is timeless, and ask for nothing.
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