become your own best friend

We all could use a good, best friend.

The type of friend who is consistently affirming, yet can be counted on for useful advice.

The type of friend who will listen just as often as they speak.

The type of friend who is nurturing and caring, plus has enough issues to make them interesting.

We could all use that kind of best friend. And, we could also use that kind of friendship with ourselves.

Too often, we look for qualities in others that we still don’t recognize as existing in ourselves. We are all a beautiful jumble of behaviors, tendencies, ideas, and interests. We are each amazing and worth knowing, but we often think of ourselves last when we think of that truth.

If what we seek, we first find within ourselves, we are almost guaranteed to experience life as beautiful.

And, we all deserve to experience life that way.

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