“But oh! the blessing it is to have a friend to whom one can speak fearlessly on any subject; with whom one’s deepest as well as one’s most foolish thoughts come out simply and safely.” ~Dinah Craik, British novelist
It’s always wise to think before we speak. We shouldn’t spread harmful gossip; we shouldn’t hurt or insult anyone. And given today’s volatile political climate, most of us wisely avoid discussing hot-button topics if we’re unsure of someone else’s viewpoints. Sometimes it feels like we’re all walking on eggshells, right?
So, I was thinking recently about the gift of knowing a few trusted people with whom I can speak freely and openly about any topic that’s on my mind — without worrying that I’ll offend them or that they’ll think I’m bat-shit crazy. As today’s quote suggests, we all need a few friends who know our hearts (and understand our intentions) when we need to be heard without judgment. ~CL