I Have Good Friends. And I Share.

I have these amazing friends. You probably do too. But since you’re here, I’ll tell you about a few of mine. They have blogs and write things that are just, you know, the perfect thing to read even when you didn’t know you needed it.

Sarabeth

Sarabeth

Sarabeth writes the dramatic. She understands depression and anxiety, which are battles I also fight. It’s important that we talk about it so people who suffer will know they are not alone, and people who don’t can come to understand a little better what it is and how it works.

[E]very so often I feel the need to raise my hand and say “I’m here.” I’m not quite myself right now, and I will understand the next time you aren’t yourself either.

Jerusalem

Jerusalem

Jerusalem writes the adventures of jolly goode gal. She also just wrote a book, out in March, but you can pre-order now. (Hint. Hint.)

Last week, she wrote the best little rant I’ve seen in some time. It begins simply, “You don’t have to be awesome everyday.”

Some days you just have to Be. That’s all.  And then you can put that day to bed. And it’s ok. Really. Who can stand being awesome everyday anyway? Doesn’t it make you tired? It makes me tired just thinking of it. Ordinary, average, boring. They have their perks and their place. I promise.

Andrea

Andrea

Andrea writes a blog with her six sisters. That’s not a typo. It’s called, appropriately, 7girlsnoboys. She’s in charge of Mondays. But sometimes she forgets. It’s not a character flaw. It just happens sometimes. But when she remembers, her posts are very good. At the beginning of the new year, she did a little looking back so that she could look forward.

I’m choosing this year, to not let my regrets be the boss of me.  This year, I’ll accept what happened in the past, and use what I know now to do good instead of as an excuse to do nothing.  So if you’ve ever made choices you’d rather unchoose, I know the feeling.  If you want I’ll hug you and I probably won’t say many words because some times words aren’t what helps.  But you’ll know you’re not alone, and that is the only place to start.

I have other friends too. Not all of them have blogs. Many of them say extremely wonderful things that I cannot document here. But they exist and are dear and wonderful to me.

It’s not easy in this life sometimes to just make it through the day. Sometimes you need someone to say something kind or smart or funny. If you don’t have anyone like that, I recommend you find someone. Until then, check in with these three ladies. They have many wise things to say that will also sometimes make you laugh.

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