Of course, I have had other friends, who taught me my boundaries. And in those relationships, I learned that I didn't like to be used, or walked on, or taken advantage of. Nor did I want to be a part of a toxic friendship. Those are times that I "broke up" and chose to move on. And other times, I was the "friend" who treated someone poorly, or unfair, or unkind. Those were the times, I eventually, learned to swallow my pride and say "I'm sorry". Sometimes, I was forgiven. Sometimes, I was not. But in all of these situations, I learned more about myself and about the meaning of friendship.
Each and everyone of these friendships, I am thankful for!
Here is my favorite part!
"I've heard it said
That people come into our lives for a reason
Bringing something we must learn
And we are led
To those who help us most to grow
If we let them
And we help them in return
Well, I don't know if I believe that's true
But I know I'm who I am today
Because I knew you..."
So, to all my Friends past and present - THANK YOU!