My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me.
Who comes to your mind when you think of the word friend? Some of you know many people, as far back to childhood, high school or have college buddies that are friends and keep up with them using social media. You’ve probably noticed using the internet just how easy it is to meet and make new friends and build relationships you may have not done so otherwise. Yes, technology has worked its way into our personal relationships, but do we really know what it means to be a friend?
Dictionary.com defines the word friend as…
A person attached to another by feelings of affection or personal regard
a person who gives assistance; patron; supporter
Did you know that you already have a trusted friend who will never let you down? One you can trust completely, one who will always keep your most precious secrets secret, and one who is literally on call 24-7. That’s pretty amazing, right? Realize who your best friend really is.
Yes, Powerful YOU!
When you appreciate this friendship with yourself, you will be able to have the fullness in experiences with all of your “other” friends. This is because you have learned to find joy and contentment within yourself. When you love and make friends with yourself, you find that you are not as demanding of others and feel disappointed by them. This is because you are meeting your own needs and not looking outside yourself for others to fill that void. You will realize you have everything you would ever want. You will discover that it is all within you. By acknowledging your positive qualities, strengths, and shortcomings is how to truly appreciate yourself. Love yourself and become your own best friend. Allow and accept yourself for who you are and realize that you are perfect (flaws and all) exactly the way you are.
Let today be the day you make a commitment to you by becoming your own best friend. Be gentle with yourself. Show yourself grace and kindness because you really do matter. Set aside quality time for you.
- take a daily walk, start with 5 minutes
- journal, even if it’s one sentence
- clear your mind, by listening to music that relaxes you
It’s your choice, however something that you don’t already do now and it’s something that you really enjoy.
What could you do now that will enhance your friendship with you? Don’t worry about the past, or the future. Enjoy the moment, let life flow by, becoming the friend who never lets you down.
It’s my pleasure to share a poem being my own best friend.
Move Forward Today
Life goes by fast
Don’t worry about the past
Tranquility is close by
Be still and listen for your why
Take time for you now
With patience you will find how
Move forward with what you love each day
Going within is the way
As your mind wanders about
Trust you can heal your doubt
Sadness comes and goes
Smile, buy yourself a beautiful rose
When tears roll down your face
Stop and give yourself some space
Fear making a change and feel alone
Today step out of your comfort zone
The bigger the change, the bigger the test
All is well, do your best
Make a commitment to you.
Something different each day new
Happiness is your birthright
Believe you are the shining light!