I’m not shy, but I prefer my times of peace and quietude.
Here is what makes me unique; I am NOT a fair weather friend.
(a person who stops being a friend in times of difficulty.)
In fact, I am quite the opposite.
I claimed the term “Rainy day friend” for myself.
(Rainy day friends are the ones who listen to us when life is difficult, and remain faithful in friendship and relationship when the rest of the world turns their back to us.)
(Hmm. I thought I made that up until I Googled it)
At any rate, I will come out of my quietness when summoned to help with a problem.
I am tenacious.
I do not give up or give in.
That being said, when the answer is found, when you have been heard, when our RELATEing has brought an answer to your anxiety, some sanity to your chaos, some relief to your pain, I’ll be on my way back to my own stuff.
I am so blessed to have gotten this gift from all that I’ve experienced.
We all need someone with which we can RELATE.
Not a hundred some ones, not fifty some ones, maybe not even a handful of some ones, maybe just one.
Remember this; Jesus was followed by masses of people.
He personally taught twelve, hung out privately with three, but really only RELATEd fully with His Father in Heaven.
My personal belief is that the last is the most important, but truth be told, the three is probably the one we should hope for here on earth.
(Unless your one is God!)
So do this please;
Redo your soundtrack.
After you do, or even while you’re doing it, find someone to RELATE your learnings to.