Okay so I’ve been meaning to join up with Lisa Jo Baker’s FIVE MINUTE FRIDAY’S for quite some time and I usually forget about it until Saturday and in my head I think “I can’t do #FiveMinuteFriday on SATURDAY!” so I’m excited that I actually sat down today to do it!!! Plus being a new blogger still and not regular with posting yet it’s a good excuse to JUST WRITE!
Today’s Promp: Welcome….
Welcome to me reminds me of a warm friend… when you walk into a friends house, she greets you at the door with a HUGE hug and brings you to the living room or kitchen, coffee & muffins waiting and ready to just TALK about life.
There are very few people I bear my soul too. I think it goes back to the times in Middle School when I was stabbed in the back by “fake friends.” Looking back, everyone is fake in Middle School/Jr high because they don’t know themselves, therefore cant be real and authentic with one another. And here I am years later still haunted by the fact that I was hurt by people who I thought were real and authentic and completely weren’t.
I’m so grateful for the people who I have felt welcomed by to bear my soul too. I love my friends. I love the people I feel close enough to to bear my soul to. What makes them welcoming is the fact that we have similar beliefs. However I am opening my heart up more and more to people. I am finally learning to trust and letting my guard down. I am grateful to God for allowing me to feel “welcome” around others and showing me that not all people will hurt me. My trust issues are less and less and I see the authenticity in others.
I pray that people feel welcome by me too. Am I a trustworthy person? I try my best to be. Thankfully, when I do mess up in anything I have a loving FATHER that WELCOMES me back with open arms… authentically.
Now show me what you got! Link up at http://www.lisajobaker.com