How many people are involved in your life? Of those, how many can you really trust with everything about yourself? (And I mean the real you, without pretense, makeup, polish or an Oscar-worthy performance.)
There are many people who know us but very few who truly understand us. Understanding is much deeper than mere knowledge.
The best kind of people are the heroes who come into your life and make you see the sun where you once only saw clouds and who don’t even realize that they’re being a hero. They believe in you in such a real way that you start to believe in yourself too.
They are the people who love you simply for being you. They know about all your mistakes and weaknesses and still think you’re completely wonderful. It’s amazing the way they can say or do something really small and it may seem insignificant, yet it fits perfectly into this empty place in your heart and was exactly what you needed.
If you’re blessed with a friend or loved one who feeds your spirit and fills up your heart, you need to be very thankful for them because you have a treasure to cherish – and make sure you let them know how much you appreciate them.
So many people face life feeling alone. If you’ve been given such care and understanding, wouldn’t it be wonderful to give the same to someone else who’s in need? Maybe it’s time to start paying it forward if you haven’t already! There’s no better feeling in the world.
Frances Durisseau is a motivational speaker and writer.
Contact her by e-mail at Inspirations_By_Frances@yahoo.com.