I can’t believe how fast this year has flown by. Last year I was spending my holiday here in Sedona and here I am again, enjoying the red rocks, peace and serenity of mother nature. I’m traveling a little further to the Grand Canyon in a few days so that will be a brand new adventure! But I digress, I wanted to talk about Friends for the Holidays…. so here it is.
Friends…so great to have friends that you can talk to about anything without being judged, friends that you can trust to be there for you no matter what, friends that keep you real and won’t let you get away with being stupid or inappropriate. Friends who will keep your secrets in confidence and tell you like it is even though it may hurt. It’s hard to find….. Having true friends is a treasure and we should never take it for granted.
Sometimes we may make mistakes, sometimes they will make mistakes, each of us acting less than our wonderful selves from pressures at home, at work…or just because we have some fear leading us in the wrong direction. But owning up to our mistakes, taking responsibility for our actions and expressing any apologies needed is a start to getting things back on track. True friendship is golden and having true friends is the richest thing in the world.
I have groups of friends as we probably all do. Personal friends, work friends, comedy friends, professional-creative friends and a group of Goddess Friends. There is some cross over but each group of friends is distinct and I can be a little different in each circle. I know I am pretty quiet in the comedy group of friends as I’m a bit intimidated by all the wonderful talent! I am very outspoken with my group of Goddess friends and personal friends, and the work and entertainment friend’s groups’ are a little more “political.” Political meaning there are “correct” ways to act and interact. I hate that but hey, that’s life right? Honesty, integrity, fairness is the key to all interactions, no matter the group. Trying to actually live that amongst all the personalities, political pulls and human nature is sometimes pretty challenging, especially when in a Management position. If I hold onto those 3 things, I’m doing good!
So I want to acknowledge a few groups of my friends.
Mary and Fred Willard’s Sketch comedy class friends – You inspire me. You remind me not to take myself too seriously, and that there is joy and laughter in everything, even the tough times.
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center work friends – You inspire me. You keep me grounded, fulfilled, and real….knowing that we are helping people and fellow staff……working thru some tough system hurdles together and figuring it all out, because that’s what we do!
Crystal Eyes Entertainment friends – You inspire me. You give me such joy! You bring out the creative juices in me for “The Cougar News©” or “TV ArtScapes®.” Thank you for sharing your talent and creativity.
Goddess friends – You inspire me. You are my best friends, my chosen sisters. I feel loved and blessed to have you in my life. …thank you for being my family.
So who do you count as your friends? Have you told them lately that you are happy and blessed to have them in your life? The holidays are a perfect time for that. So what are you waiting for? It’s almost 2012! (Ok, it’s only a movie!)
Lots O’Love people!40s Goddess VCYoung – Veronica Crystal Young AKA Gerlinde Davidson www.tvartscapes.com www.crystaleyesinc.com