Sharing endless conversations over coffee and rye bread. Never done. Nothing else is needed. In these moments I want time to stop, I don’t want to have the clock ticking in the back of my head or the to-do-list that creeps closer. I just want to be here, in the cocoon we create together in this moment, and trust that whatever comes next I can handle.
Some friends make us stronger. They see us, and help us grow. Sometimes they point out that one behavior we are struggling to understand about ourselves. They point it out in such an obvious manner (free of judgment, simply a statement) that we cannot say anything more. Words are not necessary; they don’t add anything or change anything then and there; but instead we say “Yes” nod and smile “That’s exactly what it is.”. We let the words sink in. Because when they say it, we can.
Friends like these are rare, and I am lucky to have a fair few. Their words surprise me and stay with me. I hear them in my mind over and over again. That phrase they said, that hit just that nerve and struck a chord with me, and because of that come up in my mind month after month until I have resolved the issue, made that pipe dream of mine reality, and confronted that behavior. This is only one way they support me, help me move forward and grow. I am so lucky to have them in my life. <3
For example, without them I wouldn’t have started this blog that I enjoy so much.