“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”- Maya Angelou
Confidence Booster Series: Celebrating Friendships
This week’s focus is inspired by the strength and love true friendship brings. The beautiful Maya Angelou quote above goes very well with the theme of this week’s booster. With her recent passing, it seems very fitting to honour her as the inspirational force she was renowned to be. There is no doubt her work and words will continue to empower people around the world for many years to come.
There is so much truth in Maya Angelou’s quote. We are often impacted by the people we come into contact with, both positively and negatively. There is no denying that we all have a say in how we choose to feel in any situation. However, how we ‘feel’ during our interactions with others has a way of leaving lasting impressions.
Friendships provide the perfect example of this. Some people come into our lives for a short time, some friends turn out not to be friends after all, and others remain for a lifetime. When reflecting on the connections we share with others, there is often an immediate feeling that is attached with each individual. How we show up and treat others truly does create a ripple effect. Each of us has the power to treat others around us with the kindness and respect we would hope to receive ourselves.
I feel so fortunate for the beautiful friendships I have shared with some amazing people over the years. Seeing ourselves through the eyes of our true friends is such a gift. With our true friends, we are seen for who we are with all of our strengths and imperfections. We are loved and cherished for all of these reasons and traits that make us unique. It is equally rewarding to embrace a friend for who they are, and to be there to take part in their life journey, even when it gets bumpy.
Taking some time to reflect on the friendships you have, and acknowledging the friends who make you feel good, is a powerful way to boost confidence.
I had a great time creating the photo collage above. It reinforced how grateful I am for my important friendships. The photos span years of friendships. Some of these friendships are old, some are new and one dear friend is no longer with us. The common thread these friendships share is that they have all have provided me with immense feelings of joy, love, and acceptance.
This week, take some time to celebrate the people in your life who make you feel good. You may be amazed to see how much you are impacted by others, as well as the direct impact you have on others.
Believe in Yourself – ❤ Emily
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