Today has been one a little more difficult to find gratitude within.
As they say however, just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water ...
Or is the analogy I am after the one where I would take my bat and ball and go home declaring I no longer want to play?
Either way, I am sure I would be on my Pat Malone*.
Cue music from Beaches, the movie, "Wind Beneath My Wings".
I have talked before about my amazing friends, some I have known for a relatively short time, like these ones, who shared my 50th with me and some I have known for a lifetime, like these ones, who are like sisters.
Today I had a very short interaction with one of my beautiful, lifelong friends, one who has seen her fair share of life at its best and at its worst, and yet, she is so strong, so selfless, so beautiful, so successful and such an inspiration, such a wonderful Mum and a magnificent role model to her two beautiful daughters. And she smiles all the time xo
Another thing I must make clear to you all, when I talk about the beauty of my wonderful friends, whilst I do find them all incredibly aesthetically pleasing, I am mainly referring to their "who they are"' and they all, are truly beautiful.
I have had "ugly" people in my life, so I KNOW how blessed I am.
But it is not simply having these people in my life, it is that they seem to just KNOW, when I need them. And today I needed that connection. Thank you V..., well, you know who you are.
And then, when I had actually finished writing this post, I received an email that warmed my heart, again, from one of my beautiful friends, who all have impeccable timing!
Thank you x 2!
So today, as cheesy and cliché as it may seem, I am grateful for my friends, all of them!
*Pat Malone, for my offshore friends = alone.
My Happy Ending well, I will let this picture do the talking ...