Happy Mindful Monday! After a weekend spent marrying off one of my dear friends I am reminded of just how blessed I am. It is always so refreshing getting to be around all of my girls. I never imagined 6 years ago that God would bring the most amazing group of girls into my life. People always said, ” you make your best friends in college” and man were they right, I like to think I hit the jackpot. No matter how long it has been, we always pick up right where we left off and nine chances out of ten at some point during our time together there will be a dance circle and we will shamelessly sing C’est La Vie at the top of our lungs. They challenge me, pray for me, encourage me, and always walk beside me, they bring me joy, and all the laughter. What an answer to prayer, to have a group I can always lean on.
I was speaking with one of them Friday night and I said “You know, I love New York, but every time i’m with all of you guys, everything feels right in the world.” I cannot imagine a day without these humans that continuously lift me up and always have my back. If they are worried about me or a decision I might be making you better believe they are going to let me know, not in the “stop, you’re wrong” way, but the “I genuinely care about your well being” way. All of this remembering to say I was reminded how important accountability is.
Sometimes it takes the perspective of someone from the outside looking in to see what’s really going on. You may just need the perspective of someone who isn’t involved in the situation to give non-bias advice. There have been times my friends have had to sit me down and be straight with me. Don’t get me wrong, it is HARD to hear your friends tell you something you don’t want to hear, but know that they are doing it out of love. I value my friends opinions so much and trust their sound advice. I need accountability in all aspects of my life and am fortunate enough to have friends that will not only love me during my highs, but also my lows.
Having this solid girl gang in my life has made me the best that I can be. So, I want to encourage each of you. Evaluate your friendships, do they make you a better person? Are you happiest when you are together? Can you pick up right where you left off? If not, it’s okay, they will come along right when you least expect it.
Challenge yourself with people that push you
Who challenge you
Who make you laugh
Who make you Better
Who make you happy.