Tell Me Your Secrets
Not to toot my own horn but...people tell me their secrets. The same ones that tell me theirs, I tell them mine. I'm not referring to just my best friends, in fact, a new friend made the cut. She is one of those people who you feel like you've known your whole life. Have you ever met anyone like that? You may be thinking, I meet those kind of people all the time. This may be true, but would you tell that person a secret? This friend I'm talking about is that type of person. She told me some of hers and I told her some of mine. It seemed very normal while it was happening and yet at the same time I was thinking, I love this girl!
Human interaction and connection is one of the most important things in the world. If you don't have anything else, but you have someone who will give you a hug or a nice conversation, you're good. Let's face it, we work hard (most of us anyway) and it's nice to unwind with some realness. Life is too short to share those unwinding moments with people you don't fully trust. My sister's friend posted a great quote on her instagram recently, (thanks @gmarie83), it reads:
We lead busy lives and our free time is precious. If there were extra hours in the day, maybe we would have time for everyone. We would have time to spend with those we like, but don't really trust, or say yes to an invite because we feel obligated, or go to that party even though there are people there we don't care for. A real secret of mine is, if my initial reaction is not an enthusiastic yes, I say no.
Here is another post I saw recently: