In addition to my mother and sister, I have 5 friends who I hold really tight to: Sam, Tasha P., Demond, Jenny and Joy. They support and encourage me in so many ways, but the one thing they do for my that is absolutely invaluable is listen.
They are not judgmental. They let me do me. They’ll give suggestions every now and then, but for the most part, they just listen. They NEVER try to discourage me from anything I’m doing UNLESS they feel I’m doing to much. I get a lot of tips to just focus. I know I need to do that, and sometimes it’s a challenge, but they keep me on point.
If Demond or Tasha ask me what I’ve done during the day, “nothing” is ever an appropriate answer. That’s love.
Sam is the one I call with my whine and moan sessions. I’m surprised he still answers the phone when I call; I’m glad he does. Sam is my spiritual support. It’s different, but it works.
Jenny and Joy are just sweethearts. They are probably tired of listening, too; but I”m glad they do.
And I repeat: Thank God for people who love me.