Friends Through Thick and Thin

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Good day to all!

My friends are my lifeline to love, compassion, support and laughter.

I do not know how your friends fit in to your life or what they bring to your table of life, but my friends help me to navigate and enjoy my life.  Our friends meet needs in our life that cannot be met by our lovers or by our families.

Why do I love my friends? I love them because I can call them at any hour of the day, and they will listen to me.  Even the trivial stuff, even the gross stuff… I can discuss the shoe sale at Belk or the jean sale at the GAP, but I can also talk about my sex life or my fears or the gravity force that is pulling on my body. It does not matter what the subject is my good friends listen. Some friends are so close to you that they feel your pain, and they feel your joy.  While they may be thinking, “You are a dumbass.” They still love you and care about your happiness.

My friend who has been by my side since junior high is all about perspective. Our backgrounds and trials in life have been very similar.   She helps me to see my world in a different way.  “Take a step back, Wanda, and rise above the situation; look at this from all perspectives. It will help you to understand their behavior, and it will keep you from reacting in the wrong manner.”  — which I sometimes do especially when my chimp, Bertha the bitch, takes over.

It is also great that when life takes you down different paths, and you do not get to talk to a dear friend for a little while, but you see each other and pick up right where you left off.

Laughter is another wonderful thing that my friends share with me. I have so many wonderful memories of trips and laughter and love shared between my friends. The stress release of laughter and the great feeling of being in a safe place where you can say what you feel allows you to enjoy life and handle the ups and downs of your life.

What is the funniest memory you have with your bff?

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