My college friend is here from Ohio and I would depict our friendship as something that will live on in my life, most definitely in my heart. This particular friend has been in my life through good times and bad; although our friendship has slumbered from time to time, she has never judged me nor turned her back on me regardless of decisions I've made that have affected my life...My encounter of her has brought me face to face with some realizations of late.
I think of the people that have entered and exited my life and I liken those relationships to that of a trees as I’ve pictured on my blog because I see such similarities of us as individuals to that of trees...we all have roots; we all come from a position that firmly hold us to our place on Earth. Good, bad or indifferent, our life is ours to behold and embrace and to learn significant lessons. It is the foundation of our being and our roots that guide us into our path that we conduct and direct. The trunk of our tree firmly holds us into the life we have chosen as our journey, as the branching off into various directions is exhibited by the folks that affect our lives. Each limb, be it long or short are the people that have left an impression on us with relationships that remain stagnant or continue to grow.
I have been blessed in my life with wonderful people who have assisted in the carving of my path. It is only lately that I have been secure enough in my being that past individuals have been invited to enter the threshold of my life once again because I am firmly positioned in my being and do not fear judgment of others. To all those in my life who have encouraged or been part of my journey, I thank you. My trunk is strong, my roots are grounded and to every branch and limb that has been supplementary to my inner beauty, I am grateful. I like who I've become and I treasure sharing my being with those that have enveloped me.