Over this bank holiday weekend, I realized something. I have an amazing support system. I‘m not going to write a sob story, because plenty of people have had it much much worse then me but I haven’t always chosen the easy way in life and at times life has been tough and I have no doubt there will be times in my future that life will want to through a huge pile of shit at me, again. But and this is a BIG BUT, I know I wont be alone.
I spent the bank holiday weekend with family and friends and it was great. I drank lots,ate lots and generally had a good time. Through all this eating and drinking there were a couple of moments when that I thought to myself, wow I am so lucky, I have so many people in my life that generally care.
People shocked me. In a good way.
They told me things I’ve never heard before, and this might have just been their alcohol soaked brains talking , but I’m always a lover of “a drunken voice is a sober mind”. Their words gave me so much comfort, to know that whatever happens people are routing for me, people want me to succeed in all areas of my life and that is lovely.
Having a good support system is key to pulling yourself up when you’re feeling rubbish. They are like the pillows of life. I’ve learnt in the past year or so that its often the people you least expect that are the ones who really care. They may not show it the way you think “people show they care” but they will, some how, make an appearance when you really need a friend.
Knowing that there is always someone there to turn too is one of the things I feel everyone deserves in life. I am lucky enough to have a lot of those people and each one of them gives me different types of support in different situations. When I need someone to just sit and cry with, when I need someone to laugh with, when I need someone to go for a good dance with or just someone to just be with me, someone to tell me to pick myself up and get on with it. I am lucky to have someone for all those situations.
I’ve always know that a handful of people will always have my back, hold my hand through the storm and generally be a shoulder to cry on when I need it, and all those other quotes that fit with being a brilliant friend, but I didn’t realize just how many more people would do the same.
So this post I am dedicating to my wonderful friends and my beautiful family. I appreciate all of you and what you do for me.