When I Wrote

A couple days ago I wrote about how friendship had always been hard for me.  It was from my heart or at least what my mind has always told me.  It wasn’t to garner pity.  It was primarily an affirmation of a friendship I held dear.

But something else came from that post.  I received an outpouring of people refuting the lies I have believed concerning how people view me in friendship.  It wasn’t anything like I thought.  People came “forward” they didn’t run from my friendship.

I was so blessed by every single comment, like on my post, and words of truth.  Thank you.

Please know my original post was not written to discount friendships in my life.  I just honestly didn’t know I had so many.  I always assumed that most of the people I consider a friend do not hold in the same regard.  I pictured myself as a desperate woman people put up with, not as a friend.

It would seem I have been wrong for a very long time! And for once, being wrong has been a very good thing.  I am hoping my mind and heart will let me soak in this new perspective and move forward with confidence and love.

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Thank you again to each and every one of you.


Survive til you Thrive!

4 Responses to When I Wrote

  1. I missed the first post but I’m glad we’re friends Charity! xo

  2. I missed the first post, too, but consider you a great friend! xoxoxo

  3. I remember you saying you would leave something behind when you would visit friends’ dorm rooms so you would have a reason to HAVE TO come back. I bring that up because I want to point out you haven’t left anything but words with most of us online in recent years. And yet we keep coming back TO YOU. You aren’t coming to our homes to get back something you left. We are coming TO YOU BECAUSE WE LIKE YOU. We check your blog. We are friends on Facebook. We leave comments and Likes behind because we genuinely like YOU!

    I am glad you were blessed by the outpouring of true in-person and online friendships you have gathered over the years. You needed, after all these years, to hear and see that, yes, you DO make a difference in the lives of those around you in a very positive way. And, yes, we like you very, very much.

    Lesson learned: Friendships can be carried for years over miles and through times of no contact. May your girls grow up to be as blessed as you have been with people who have walked by your side (figuratively and literally) for years and years because you are a really good friend to have.

  4. So glad you found stronger friendships than you expected. I am glad you were wrong too!

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