**Someone's ears to listen
**A hand to be held, a shoulder to lean, or arms to surround you
**And, someone is JUST THERE for you, no matter what.
In my book, Outshine: An Ovarian Cancer Memoir you will read about the valuable role my friends had with my cancer journey, and still have today.
A friendship brings balance into our lives physically, emotionally/mentally, and spiritually. Our endorphins flow more freely, our muscles are relaxed, our heart rate is slowed down and we breathe easier. All those (and many other positive physical changes) help to create a healing environment.When we are at peace, free of fear, and accepting of our situation, then we hear and understand information more clearly. A friend helps to create such a situation. This allows us to make informed decisions.
God is my friend. It is His love, forgiveness, constant presence and guidance that is the example I seek in my earthly relationships.
I invite you to do the following exercise:
- Name 3 friends who helped you through a difficult time.
- Name 5 people who have taught you something worthwhile.
- Think of a few people who have made you feel appreciated and special.
- Think of 5 people you enjoy spending time with.