Find your tribe, and love the them.
Growing up, I was VERY shy. Really good friends were hard to come by and I had two or three good friends. As I’ve grown older, I’be been blessed with wonderful, close friends through different stages of my life. I am thankful for them all.
The older I get, I realize that the smaller my circle, the better. I know who is there for me, who I can count on, and who I can call friend.
You hear people talk about “their tribe”, but what does it mean.
It means aligning yourself with people who have the same interests as you. The people who you know are your friends regardless of whether you talk to them every single day. The ones who check in on you just when you seem to need it the most. The ones who know the right questions to ask when necessary. The ones who will be honest with you when you need it most.
I have my family, and for that I am thankful. Hubby is by my side every day and has a way of calming my anxieties like no other. My mom is a part of me day in and day out. I am thankful that she lives with us now. I have my brothers. One is nearby and I know would help me if I needed it. My other is across the country, but I know he is just a phone call away. My sister-in-law is right there for me, too. I know without a doubt. And I have my aunts, my mom’s sisters. I have always looked up to them and I know they are just a text or phone call away.
And then I have a tight-group of friends. We don’t always see each other. Sometimes we text more than talk. We catch up when we can over coffee or sushi or runs or blogging events. But, we are friends. We understand each other and there is never a time when we get together that we don’t have something to talk about.
Find your tribe and love them. Surround yourself with people who have your best interest in mind, who share a common ground with you. Who can text you at any time and you know will do what you can, when you can. They may be near or far – you all know who you are.
I am thankful for my tribe. Life is so full of nonsense and drama. It’s a wonderful thing when you meet people who you know are genuine, who you can be yourself around, who you know considers you a part of their tribe as much as you consider them a part of yours.
Let your tribe know who they are and celebrate the bond you have.