GIRLS IN MY CIRCLE
When I was little, I used to believe in the concept
of one best friend.
And then I started to become a woman.
And then I found out that if you allow your heart
to open up, you will be shown the best in many friends.
One friend is needed when you’re going through things
with your partner.
Another friend is needed when you’re going through
things with your parents.
Another will sit beside you in the bleachers as you
delight in your children and their activities.
Another when you want to shop, share, heal, hurt,
joke, or just be.
One friend will say, ’Let’s cry together,’ another,
’Let’s fight together,’ another, ’Let’s walk
One friend will meet your spiritual need, another
your shoe fetish, another your love for movies, another
will be with you in your season of confusion,
another will be your clarifier,
another the wind beneath your wings.
But what ever their assignment in your life, on
whatever the occasion, on whatever the day, or wherever you
need them to meet you with their gym shoes on and hair
or to hold you back from making a complete fool of yourself……..
Those are your best friends.
It may all be wrapped up in one woman, but for many,
it’s wrapped up in several…..one from 6th grade,
one from high school, some from the college years,
a couple from old jobs.
On some days your mother. On some days your neighbor.
On others, your sisters, cousins.
And on some days, your daughters.
So whether they’ve been your friend for 20 minutes
or 20 years, let them know they have made a difference in your life.