Have you ever noticed that sometimes our girlfriends remind us who we really are? Recently, I have had this happen three times (always in threes, right?). Fabulous friends have been around to remind me of some of the good things I’d forgotten about myself.
Girlfriend Guru (and fabulous artist) RACHEL AWES reminds us in word and art that we have so much to offer the world. Thank heavens we have friends who–on those days when our feet feel permanently stuck in the mud–can remind us we have wings for flying high.
I recently met my treasured friend, Liv, for breakfast.
We had wonderful conversation about our daily lives and future dreams and plans. We both ordered the special of the day ~ an omelet filled with lots of delicious veggies. The whole time was plump with goodness.
I left feeling deeply grateful. For having such a friend.
Who I can share so much in common with ~ especially my heart. All was complete and plenty.
And then came even more. The next day she published a blog post about me.
She wrote about how she saw various signs that I am ready to spread my wings and soar and she was encouraging me to do so.
I am blown away by her super-hero generous heart.
She sensed something was taking off within me, and her response was to lift me even higher. She sought the most lit part of me and named, photographed, and shared it.
What an inspiration she is. Let’s look for the best in each other. The brightest and deepest. And when we see each other shining, let’s lift each other even higher. Just because something maybe going well, doesn’t mean we don’t need each other’s encouragement. Our hearts are always vulnerable.
Always soft. There is always this work of love to do.
RACHEL AWES is a psychologist, art playgroundist, writer, wife, mother & friend, who loves listening to the beauty in people. You can see more of her art or her artistic thoughts on Pinterest. You can also read more of her work on her blog.
And check out Rachel’s other FABULOUS blogs (and her gorgeous art):
- Timing Matters – A Girlfriend’s perfect timing
- The Power of a Girlfriend’s Kindness – prayer that all friends feel loved
- A Year of Great Girlfriend Intentions – A great year of friends and friendships
- The Art of Girlfriends – how friends inspire us (& we inspire friends, like Rachel does)
- Playdates with Girlfriends – great things to plan in 2012!
- Girlfriend Love Letters – write one to your BFFs!
- Girlfriend Gift Ideas – creative ways to show your friendship
p.s. We just have to mention, check out Liv’s Etsy site for wonderful girlfriend gifts and inspiring art.
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