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Text Your Friends and Call Your Momma!

Let’s Get Real

After writing some fun posts for y’all, I think it’s time to start talking about some more personal things. Remember how I said we were going to get to know each other? This is where we start that process!

How important do y’all think relationships are? I don’t mean lovey-dovey, boyfriend-girlfriend type relationships. I’m talking about your friends and your family relationships. Now, I’m not saying that these can’t be lovey and gushy, but you get the point. Relationships are EVERYTHING!

I would equate our personal relationships with flowers that we plant in a garden. They have to be in the right kind of environment to bloom, they have to be watered to blossom, and they must continually be taken care of to prosper and grow!

I am no expert on the subject of making friends, trust me. I’ve lost many over the years and I will admit, some of them were my fault and others were not. Everyone experiences learning and growth over the years, and I now know that certain people are placed in your life for certain reasons. Whether they stay or go is all part of the bigger picture. We can only control what we do in a relationship, and if we are truly giving it our best shot and they still leave, then so be it. We must pay careful attention to how we feel and behave when we are around people because it is up to us to figure out which friends are temporary and which ones are forever.

Suggestions

Maybe you feel like you struggle with opening up in new relationships like I do. Maybe you are someone who can make a friend with a stranger! Either way, I want to share some ways that we can all be better friends:

  1. Text your friends- it goes much farther than you think
  2. Listen- really lean in and hear what they are saying to you, no matter what is going on around you.
  3. Make time for friends- it’s easy to get caught up in the craziness of life, so be sure to carve out time in your schedule to hang out or Facetime with your friends!
  4. Always speak highly of them- there is nothing more toxic to a friendship or relationship than gossip
  5. Express gratitude- always make them feel special and let them know how much they mean to you

Do you know what’s great about these helpful tips? They can be applied to your family relationships, too! My title says, “Text Your Friends and Call Your Momma,” because a great relationship with your mom can literally change your entire world. She is probably the one person in the world that is most concerned for you and your well-being. The least we can do is call her up and talk to her for five minutes (or more)! This goes for everyone in our families, too. You do not have to wait to see them at Christmas or Thanksgiving. Just pick up the phone and call!

Wishes for You

Overall, my hope is that you have great relationships with the people in your life, but I know that things happen. The best thing you can do is to create a circle of people around you who make you feel like your best self. It may take some time and that’s okay. Waiting for the right people to come along is not a bad thing. As Sadie Robertson says, “There are lessons in the waiting and life to be lived.” The last year has been a season of waiting for everyone, so don’t beat yourself up if life is not living up to your expectations at the moment.

Sweet Tea friends, that is all. If you have some friendship/relationship advice you’d like to share, put it in the “Life Advice” tab or even the “Stories” tab! This is the safest of spaces and I want to hear from you!

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