I received the message below by BBM (aka Struggle-berry messenger) the other day and it really made me smile. Not just because it wasn’t written in broadcast purple (those who know, know!) and not just because of the sentiment it expressed but also because it articulated what it is about my ‘best’ friends.
***side note*** My true friends will know the accent I used when I thought/wrote “what it is” lol!!
I remember being in primary school where it was all about your one and only best friend to now being a grown up *pause* and having a wonderful and disparate collection of true best friends none of whom I would trade for anything, all of whom add real value to my life.
Because of my friends I can honestly say I am a better person *blinks* No for real I am…lol! I learn a lot from my friends, (patience, tolerance, how to dougie *dougies to prove it*, when to just stop!!) I learn from their experiences, from their reflections on mine, I learn from our combined understanding and even from what they may define as their mistakes.
My real friends keep me grounded, and with them in my life I’m never at a loss for good company, good jokes (though most of those are mine) good advice (whether asked for or not) and good wine 🙂
So here’s to best friends everywhere *raises imaginary glass*
TO ALL THE LADIES IN MY CIRCLE…
When I was little, I used to believe in the concept of one best friend or BFF then I started to become a woman and I found out that if you allow your heart to open up God shows you the best in many friends;
One friend will meet your spiritual need,
Another your shoe craze,
Another your love for movies,
Another will be with you in your season of confusion,
Another will be your clarifier,
Another the wind beneath your wings.
But whatever their assignment in your life, or whatever the occasion on whatever the day, or wherever you need them to meet you with their hair pulled back, or to hold you back from making a complete fool of yourself… The one’s that are there for you, there with you, those are your all best friends.
It may all be wrapped up in one woman for some, but for many it’s wrapped up in several. One from primary school, one from secondary, perhaps several from your college years, a couple from old jobs. On some days it will be your mother, on some days your neighbour, on others your sister/s and on some days, your daughter/s.
Whether they’ve been a friend for 20 minutes or for more than 20 years God has placed them in your life.
Thank you for being in MY circle of best friends xxx
***P.s.*** For more information on how to make it into Bougie chick’s circle of friends simply follow the blog! 😉