I have been thinking a lot recently about friendships and how my idea and definition of friendships has evolved over the years.
One of my greatest take-aways is that true friends allow you to be who you are (in the same way that if you are a friend to yourself, you practice self-acceptance). Sometimes we all get stuck in a place of ignorance, bigotry, prejudice, downright stupidity....and often it is reflected in our opinions, our statements and even, in our jokes.More often than not....in our humour.
But if a child says something we consider silly, inappropriate or ridiculous, we are a bit more patient, tolerant or flexible. We show them, we explain or we correct them.
Many of us are still growing, all on a different learning curve. Our inner child needs the patience, the tolerance and to be accommodated.
Let's do it for our friends and let's be a friend to ourselves.