My friends, with whom I like to spend time, are very few. I have some really good friends here on the Isle of Wight where I live and, on occasion we take time out to have a meal, meet up for a drink or just to natter. I know I can trust these friends, they are there to support me, as I am them. They don’t drain the energy out of me and I like being with them and hearing about their successes. Equally they like being me with and hearing about my successes. We support each other in good times and bad and we can count on each other. We intuitively know when something is wrong and do our best to help whoever needs it.
I have some very good friends who live on the mainland. I used to work with them and we meet up several times a year for ‘Ladies who lunch’ days. We meet, have coffee and catch up, wander around the shops either window shopping or buying, have lunch, more shopping and chatting. A thoroughly good time is had and we each look forward to meeting up and hearing how we are all getting on.
I have some friends that I have known for 50 years. We meet up occasionally and it is as if we only saw each other yesterday. We communicate on social media and email and it is always lovely to actually get to see them in person. We always laugh and have such a good time.
I have more good friends who are also my fellow coaches. I haven’t met up with them physically yet, but I know they are there for me and will support me and love me. They know that I am there for them too and will love and support them. We don’t judge or criticise, we support and encourage. These are my friends-in-deed and I look forward to our calls each week and our interactions online daily. We learn so much about ourselves and each other and helps our personal growth.
I have some so-called friends who I keep as clear of as I can as they drain my energy and, although they appear to be givers, they are in fact takers. I don’t expect everyone to give to me, and at the same time I don’t expect them to keep taking either. These people are toxic to me and I avoid them where possible.
There are some people who are truly motivational and they include Mother Teresa who, although is no longer with us, has made some truly mind-blowing statements and did such great work so selflessly. There is, of course, my dad who is no longer with us, but who was wise and always had time for me. Often over a cup of coffee I will think about him and remember the good times.
My husband Kelvin inspires me with his constant support. He is my rock and without him I would be lost. He loves me unconditionally, as I love him, and he supports me in all that I do, as I support him. He allows me to be me and that is very valuable to me.
My friends-in-deed bring me positive energy and we are mirrors for each other. We inspire each other with our learnings and teachings. My friends here on the Island and on the mainland inspire me with their achievements and energy. I love hearing all about how successful people are and it pleases me to think that I have helped them with their success in some small way and have eased their emotional pain.
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Creedence – Confidence for You
International Confidence Coach, Motivational Speaker, Author
I love this post Maggie. It is a pleasure to have you as a friend!
I agree with Gina!! I to love having you as my friend Maggie.