The real and deep friendships in my life happened when I finally admitted I was in need of them. Pride has a way of keeping us at arms-length from the very people we need to invite to come on in close and love us when we least feel like letting people in, when we least feel like letting them see the true us. True friendship can only happen where there's vulnerability, where you let someone see who you really are - in all your glorious messiness - and invite them to take part in your journey. You don't have to let everyone in (that would be crazy 😅), but at least let someone in. :) How do you choose? Brené Brown says to choose those who have "earned the right to hear your story", those who have loved you for both your successes AND your struggles.
As you choose to let the walls down, you might just find that you're a lot less alone and unique in your brokenness than you think. And you might just find that the lies you've been believing about yourself aren't true. And you might just start to see the clouds clear as someone on the outside, who sees better than you do, starts to tell you what THEY see about you and your situation. Today, I'm reminded that we were never meant to do this life alone, that friendships are worth the risk of vulnerability, and that we are better together.