The last few weekends have been spent with my people. When I say “my people”, I am referring to those individuals that get my quirks. They love that I joke about “disliking people”, lean on the goofy side, and are those people who I tend to gravitate too. They bring out the best in me and beyond them, I adore their families and vice-versa.
So, what is the point of this entry? Well, I would like to share that in order to survive this journey of life, you have got to have a tribe, a posse, a unit of people that bring out the best in you, accept your oddness and can point out when you are being an ass. They are the honest folks who will give you their two cents to save you from yourself.
I didn’t always have a great track record with friends. Generally, I burned bridges or if someone was honest with me, I cut them out of my life. The behavior was predictable. What I have realized in the process of self-discovery, is that the people I used to gravitate too, did not always have my best interests at heart. It wasn’t an even relationship – on either end. Today, I have refreshed my platter of friends to a group of authentic individuals.
I guess having the awareness of believing I deserved tip-top people in my life steered me in the right direction. I surround myself with the best of the best because I am worthy to have healthy, loving relationships that bring me tremendous happiness and gratitude. It is only with loving myself first that allows the expansion of gratifying friendships.