A friend knows the song in my heart and sings it to me when my memory fails. ~Donna Roberts
The day started with a problem. One I won't bore you with. I sat on my couch alone and thinking about what I was going to do about my problem. I didn't want to ask for help. I decided I would just deal with it. in a "It is what it is" sort of manner. Nothing to do but walk through it.
Then I needed to vent about it, not rant and rave but just let someone know. I sent an IM on my Blackberry to my friend, Maiken. She is great for this sort of thing. I don't even have to go into detail. I just gave her the jist of my problem. She didn't try to solve it. Just agreed that these things suck. I felt better.
She came over this afternoon, bringing chocolate and Coke (she knows just what I need). We chatted, we laughed a little, we reminisced about a horrible, horrible double date we had in high school, and I
Before she left, she gave me a great big hug. The kind of hug that says without words "everything is okay and I am here if you need me".
I feel better. I don't know if I would have felt better had she not been there for me today. Maybe I would still be pondering my problem instead of moving through it.
Maiken has been my friend since middle school. Over the years we have lost touch and reconnected quite a few times. Every time we reconnect it is as though we never lost touch. I can tell her anything no matter how embarrassing and I know she will be the last person to place any judgements on me or my actions. I am 100% myself in her company.
I love her for being my friend and for everything she adds to my life.