It’s hard to tackle a task by oneself. But add a friend or two, even though they might just be observers, and the job gets much lighter. If I am going through a difficult emotional struggle, having a friend to come along side of me and say, “I understand. I see what you are trying to overcome,” makes it much easier.
I have a few of these supporters. A friend that calls me at midnight to chat about the day’s happenings, knowing I will be up at that hour, is nice before I go to bed. Another person might not be as welcome, but we have known each other for years, and it’s okay.
I have a sister that calls me often and checks me out to see if I am doing everything to her approval. That once irritated me, but I love her so much, I just ignore the “fine print.” I know she means well.
And I have a coach that calls me three times a week to help me keep on track with my healthy eating program. I really think she will make a difference in my success. She leaves me inspirational notes that often come at the right times and says the right things. Little one liners like : Food is fuel, not therapy.” Wow!
And most of all, I have my heavenly friend who is always my companion, guiding me through the day, comforting me when I am down, and telling me I can do all things through He who strengths me.
I am blessed.