As we head into the Thanksgiving holiday week I would like to take a moment to reflect on the abundance of friends in my life. Growing up I was not one of the "cool kids" or a cheerleader. I did not really fit into any one clique. And yet being quiet and smart and nice I was able to have friendships with people in different cliques. For me this was the best of both worlds and I had a few core friends that did the same.
Now that I am an adult, I am even more grateful to still have some of those people in my life. It is great to have these friends that have known me and know a significant part of my story. I'm so incredibly grateful for these long term friendships.
This weekend as I tried to balance taking care of my sweet dog and keeping up with the social activities I had already committed to I realized just how blessed I am in my variety of friendships. There are new friends that I have met through my husband that are all so generous and kind. There are friendships from my spiritual community that fill a space in my heart no one else could. There are friendships based on common interests and friendships that seem to affirm that opposites attract. Yet each one has become a piece of my life and heart.
I'm so very grateful for this abundance. I'm grateful to see all the amazing people in my life. I'm grateful for a social weekend that allowed me to witness this variety in my life. I'm grateful for all the new friends I have met in the last two to three years and I'm grateful for the friends that have been with me the last twenty or more! I'm grateful that not all my friends fit one category or one personality. I'm so grateful for each one and who they are in their unique and wonderful way.
Who are you grateful for today? What friends have become family? What family have become friends? Can you take just a few minutes today to feel your abundance?
May today bless you with friendship. May you find abundance in reviewing your relationships. And may your heart find all that it needs in this moment. Have a beautiful day!