I went walking this morning at the insane beautiful hour of 5 am with my two girlfriends. Last summer we walked faithfully 3-4 mornings a week. This summer we have not been as faithful. I could probably count it on one, maybe two, hands. I called my friends last night and said we are definitely walking this morning, because I needed to talk.
We walk 2 1/2 miles fairly quickly, about 40 minutes. So this morning the entire first lap (1 1/4 mile) I did not shut up. My mouth opened before we even hit the trail and didn’t stop. I had hands flying everywhere and was talking 10,000 miles a minute. Bless their hearts! My girlfriends just let me go. They would chime in with an occasional comment of support, but basically they just listened.
By the time I got around the first lap I realized that I had nothing more to say. I had gotten three days worth of stuff off of my chest. I knew I could say anything and that I was safe. They loved me and cared about me. You know people care, when you go off on a 20 minute rant and they don’t complain.
(On a side note: My other favorite girlfriend listened to most of it yesterday. )
So today I am celebrating the blessings of girlfriends! Life would be a challenge without them. What a gift my girls are!!!
Cyberhugs to all of you!