Safe shelter. That’s all any of us are looking for in another. Being seen. I mean, really being seen.
It’s the beauty of our relationship with our pets, isn’t it? Because they have no judgment. Nothing gets in the way of our pets seeing us at our core. Knowing us. Knowing exactly who we are.
Riley always sees me and it’s always shelter to speak to him because he loves me unconditionally.
There are a handful of people in my who are my safe havens. My shelters. The people with whom I can share my deepest and sometimes unflattering self.
And then there are those who have not safeguarded my confidences … or my heart.
There are many ways to evaluate the value of a friendship, but when I read this, I knew it was THE one. The one measure by which I could weigh a friendship’s value.
Thank you to my most treasured friends, the ones who give me shelter from any storm. Over and over again. And for whom, I hope, I provide the same.
And I bless and send on their way those friends who have not safeguarded my heart.
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