"Imagine if you found people that linked up like a heart beat, like one beating thing. Like a wave listening to the moon for the time to turn around. Where you stop asking 'why doesn't anyone understand me' but rather 'where do I end and they begin?' This I believe should be a top priority if you seek joy in this life. Find your beat and sync up and move like a migrating flock of birds, possessed by the rumor of summer down south." -Jedidiah Jenkins
"You can't make new old friends. Unless when you meet them, your spirit jumps to your lips and shouts 'I've known you for longer than I've been alive. We are siblings from the stars." -Jedidiah Jenkins
Personally, I have been blessed with an incredible clan of individuals that I can call "my people". Some of these friends are old, some are new--but they all make my heart sing.
In tribute to National Best Friends Day on June 8th, I was inclined to take a few moments to share some inspirational thoughts that resonate with my soul. I have kept my thoughts brief in part due to my fear of an inability to surpass the aforementioned eloquent statements, as well as my innate desire to lead by example--taking time to live; spending time creating a beautiful story. This newfound warmer weather is allowing me to participate in some of my favorite activities while enjoying the wonderful company of those that I love.
Until next time, I will be wishing you peace, love, and happiness.
"May we all find someone that will escape with us, rob with us, and drive off a cliff with us" -Thelma and Louise
As a friend, do you make those around you feel heard, loved, safe? Or do you use them as a way to secure your position of superiority, enslave them with your sarcasm and belittle them to feel like you have a place on the ladder?
Do people tell you that you made their day? Why not? What are you saying to them then?
Do you tell people that they look lovely when they do? Are you saying it to impress them or seduce them? Or just because it's true and you like the truth?
When you're in a crowd, are you aware of how you're coming across? Are you worried about that? Are you actually interested in the people you're talking to? Why not? Because you're only interested in how likable you are? How's that workin for ya?
Do your friends explode with life and give you life and you reflect it right back at them so that no one owns it and everyone owns it all at once? Good. That's good. Keep focusing on that." -Jedidiah Jenkins