Well, I have this friend…
90% of our conversations is me, venting, crying, complaining! (And then she prays for me!❤).
It occurred to me sometime last year to be better, do better. Ask about her.
In my mind, she has no issues but I am sure, this is not true. She just seemed well put together!
She also has people she vents to… she never vents to me. When I decided to stop calling her to vent, it appeared that we had nothing to discuss.
The silence was astounding! We did not talk for long periods.
This year, I plan to call her and keep quiet. Lol! Allow her vent. Even if it is to rant about my weirdness.
In all those times I called to vent, I trusted her enough to know she would not gossip about me. I knew she would not condemn (judge ) me. I knew she had wise suggestions, pointers for me to not just walk away tired. At the very least, I walk away encouraged.
What is my point?
Friendships like these are necessary.
We should all have a friend we can vent to! Appreciate the friend that lets you vent!
The only thing is, as we vent, we need to prepare to be a listening ear when another friend decides to trust you enough to vent to!
It is all cycles you see…
Love and Blessings!