"A mirror reflects a persons face, but what he's really like is shown by the kind of friends they choose." ~ Anonymous
I don't know about you but I'm so very grateful for all the friends that bless my life. It's funny how no two are the same, that I enjoy different friends for different reasons as well as what's unique about them that they bring to the friendship. In fact I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that I would NOT be where I am today without all of my friends who've touched my life - whether they've been a friend for a season or they'll be here for a lifetime.
As I said I enjoy a variety of friends that range from those who give me a hug when I need it to the ones who help me celebrate to those who kick me in the A** when I need it. All are equally important and equally dear. I need them all because they help me be the best possible Jennifer that I can be. They help me learn and grow and strive to achieve things that I never thought I could. They push me towards my best and highest self even when I don't want to be pushed.
I've learned how to be a good friend by the friends that have touched my life over the years. I wish that I could say that I've appreciated each one as much as deserved but sadly I didn't always. It's taken me years to understand the true gift of having someone love me enough and believe in me enough to always be open and honest with me - even when the truth hurt.
It's funny how we can see things in our friends that they can't see in themselves. We can see their value, their worth and their brilliance but sadly they can't always see it themselves. Maybe just maybe our friends see the same in us. Chances are pretty good they do. Have you ever wondered what might happen if our friends could see themselves through our eyes for a time? I have. I have some AMAZING friends in my life that have NO idea what their true value is. What would they do if they were able to see how amazing they really are? What changes if any would they make in their lives? This leads me to wonder if my friends think the same about me.
If I could see myself through the eyes of MY friends I wonder what I'd see? Hmmmm maybe I need to take a closer look at the different friends in my life to see what they're reflecting back. Where do I shine? What part of my brilliance am I missing? Where am I being irritating? Where am I being afraid that I don't need to be? Maybe I need to start seeing myself through their eyes for a change.
I challenge all of you to take a look at the reflection you see in the mirror of your friends eyes. What will you see? What will you change? What will you keep?
Here's to your Health, Wellness and Fitness,
Jennifer Malocha CEO of Fun at Wuhoo Fitness
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