Image by Emily McCarthy
This year, I have realized that I am my own best friend and it's a really good thing.
For 10 years I have been home alone either with my child or by myself during the day and learned that I really like my solitude. My whole life before that was being in a family of 6 and then a very busy hustle bustle young adult life of going to one job and then another and on my days off,
running away to escape by shopping.
Don't get me wrong, I still escape, but now it's through Pinterest.
But, WOW!!!, how many powerful affirmations I find and delicious recipes and great décor.
Some days it's really overwhelming and I have to turn it off, its like awesome overload or maybe that is what if feels like to OD on Pinterest.
I told a friend that stopped by the other day that I was thankful that she walked in, so I would lay down the Pinterest Crack Pipe. She knew exactly what I was talking about.
She also understood solitude and becoming your own best friend.
I am focusing more on the positive in life, being grateful, in return for joy.
Steering away from negativity and not taking things so personally.
Being kind to myself by not saying unkind things and comparing myself to others.
Trusting the struggle and knowing that the Universe is unfolding just as it should.
I hope you too can find the time to become your own best friend and talk to yourself in a kind way and stop comparing yourself to others. You are unique and special and you wouldn't tell your best friend the mean things you might tell yourself and you sure as hell wouldn't compare your best friend to others, because you like her for her uniqueness, other wise she wouldn't be your best friend.
p.s. my life has gotten a whole lot easier since I have become my own Best Friend.