30 Days Till 30— Daily Video Blog. Ep #8: "Friends Are Like A Bright Orange Life Vest"
December 8, 2015
Honest. Authentic. Vulnerable. Is it always best to be these things? If I was honest, I would tell you more than beautiful sunsets and turquoise perfect waters. It wouldn’t be perfect stories and complete laughs. If I was authentic, the video below would have recorded my tears. And vulnerability, I’m wondering now if it’s worth the risk. I’m sorry, I can’t go there. It’s personal. Very.
So, I attempt to redirect my focus from all that I cannot control to what I am thankful for—specifically my friends. Today, especially Danny. He’s listened to me, given me advice like that protective older brother, and encouraged me to have fun. I could say that I was lucky if I only had one friend like him, but I have many. And really, no beautiful island on any side of the world, surrounded by whatever ocean can beat true friendship.
True friendship is not dependent on a location, can survive distance, and enhances even the most mundane in life. True friendship has the power to change your life.