No man is an island; I never understood what that meant. Of course a man isn’t an island, how would he float in the water and where would I build my cabana? On Richards forehead? Further to the point how would a man position himself as an island? Tread water with is head bobbing along or floating on his back with a housing development on his belly? So many questions… its better just to expect that no man is an island and stop all the silliness.
That being said… it’s amazing how the lives of the people around you, change you. How the successes, failures and opinions of friends, family and arch-nemeses can change the path your life is on. They make you question your trail, venture of course or hunker down for the storm.
I have never been so blessed in my life.
For the first time in a long time, I have friends. I know it’s hard to believe, because I am a treat, but I am also a loner, spending a lot of time wishing I had a friend. Someone who loved me unconditionally, understood my silliness and wanted to make the effort to fit in to my chaotic existence. I have always had wonderful acquaintances, who've has an abundance of friends and weren't looking to take on me and my baggage.
BUT It’s amazing how your life changes when you have someone to help carry the load. I thought I was managing, I thought I was happy. I never realized how much time I spent trying to be my own best friend, laughing at all my own jokes, wiping my own tears and liking all my own pictures, until I had actual living and breathing friends to share in the conversation, swap Winston Churchill quotes, listen to the ramblings, swap Bellini donkeys and be in my life FULL time.
I am so grateful to have that fulfillment.
I want to work every day to give back to them all they have given to me, because for the first time I have a wonderful life and it is because I have a group of girls that are in the game with me.
Turns out no woman is an island either.
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Thank you for sharing your successes with me and pushing me to move forward, thank you for grieving with me and letting me learn my lessons through your trials, thank you for laughing at my jokes and giving me self-worth… It's not blondes that have more fun, its curvy girls and ice cream that are a good time.
Today's 'fitness report' I am going to work out because I want to and I enjoy it, but not because I want to change anything about my life.