I spent the past weekend in Philadelphia with a dear friend of mine and when I got a chance to sit back and process the whirlwind trip I realized how wealthy I am – and I am not talking cash money. I am talking wealthy in relationships. Wealth in the deep connections have been made and continue to be cultivated. On this trip, I not only got to spend time with my friend but I ended up meeting three other amazing young women and my heart is home and full of feminine energy.
Meeting people is not easy for me. I struggle to connect on deeper level and I feel myself go into a panic when ever I am in a large group and have to make small talk. I have learned to come out of my comfort zone, but it isn’t an easy task and not something that comes naturally to me. So when I had the opportunity to sit in the grass and just connect with these four women, underneath trees that were born 300 years ago and a new moon, my heart was happy.
And so feeling full on beautiful, female camaraderie – I returned home. And as I unpacked my bag and pulled my laundry into the basket, a white piece of paper fell out. A love note from my friend. Showing appreciation and gratitude for our friendship these past 10 years. I didn’t think I could fill up anymore with love. It isn’t often that you come across people that you “know” from another time.
I believe that we choose people before we come into this life. We seek out a tribe and make a pact, promising each other that we will find one another and offer support down the path. (Sometimes that doesn’t look all flowery and happy. Sometimes, these people show up to help us learn a lesson or grow and it is hard). But then, there are those times where you meet a member of your tribe and it is like you have known them forever. It is the absolute best! And there is nothing more valuable than girlfriends. When you find those treasures, hold on tight! Life is meant to be lived barefoot in the grass with them.
So here I am, finally home and eternally grateful for the reminder that I am blessed with a tribe of strong, beautiful woman. Sending love to each and everyone of you. Some far and visits infrequent but I hold you close to my heart and you are in my thoughts often. So much love.
we all move forward when
we recognize how resilient
and striking the women
around us are