An amazing blog post crossed my path the other day and after I stopped being emotional, I knew I had to share it with all of you.
When I first started writing the Bellingwood series, I encountered quite a few critics who insisted that people like Polly and her friends couldn’t possible exist. It was heartbreaking. These were women who had never known true friends … and even worse, had never been a true friend to anyone.
Friendship is more than going out to lunch or buying a Christmas gift or even partying on the weekends or acting as someone’s wing-gal. It is so much more than that. It’s understanding your friend’s needs even before they do or allowing them to be themselves while still loving them. It is about loving unconditionally. Mostly it’s about being willing to sacrifice.
And sometimes it’s even about accepting … gracefully … what your friend offers to you, no matter how much you didn’t want them to see you at your worst. There are very few people I trust that deeply. But the ones who push past my trust and give me a reason to let them in again the next time? Well … that’s an amazing experience.
By the way, what breaks my heart is that there are so many who don’t have these types of friends at all. Be that friend first … it will be so worth it!
Here’s the post – go read it! Why Women Rock!