We can all be a friend, if we're careful and loving.
We can all have a friend, if we're deeply blessed.
I have some fantastic friends.
One of these friends gave me the title for this blog.
She ends most of our conversations with these words..."So, that's my story, and I'm stickin' to it!"
She's brave, funny, full of love and generosity.
She's my truth teller.
If something negative or confusing is going on in my life, I can trust her to tell me the truth as she sees it.
Most often, that's also how I see it.
Only through her words can I actually see the truth in it all.
Another very dear friend is the person I go to when I need clarity in my life.
When things look like everything's been jazzed up in a blender, I call her and she sorts through the sad tales that I share with her and she finds the golden nuggets in the center of it all, hands those to me on a silver platter and I'm back in the groove again.
I don't know how she does it, but it works for me, every single time.
With my money-conscious friend, I've learned more than I ever wanted to know about my money and my personal finances.
With lessons on RRSP's, GIC's and the TSE, I now understand the best way to take care of my finances and I can do it myself.
When I'm making little of something that has happened to me and it needs making much of, he will sing my praises to me in stereophonic sound and then shout, "Just OWN it!"
And, I do.
Friends are what God gives us in apology for some of our family members.
Friends make a bad day better and a terrible day bearable.
"My friends are my estate," Emily Dickinson tells us.
Wise words, and it couldn't be said any better.
"There are some things you can't share without ending up liking each other, and knocking out a twelve-foot mountain troll is one of them." ~ J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone