Dear John

Ever since I can remember, whenever I’ve had to face something difficult in life I would turn to music. Music has gotten me through heartbreaks and mistakes. When I think about the lyrics that have influenced me the most, I think of a line from The Heart of Life by my boy John Mayer. No idea why I just referred to him as my boy. I really like him, okay?

Annnnnyways… the song is incredible. Listen if you haven’t, but the part that resonated with me the most was: “Bad news never had good timing. Then, the circle of your friends will defend the silver lining.”

Holy guacamole, that’s powerful. Just typing it gave me the chills. How easy is it to stay quiet and retreat to your own little corner when something is going wrong? For me, it’s what I’m best at. I hate telling people when something has gone awry and I really hate admitting something has me down. During some of my biggest struggles, I’ve kept a smile on my face and pushed through and…it sucked. Things would have been so much easier if I told the friends that love me what was going on.

It took me laying in bed, tears streaming down my face, listening to The Heart of Life on repeat before the message finally got through my stubborn head. So I talked to my friends. I let them know when I was sad or happy or just having a weird day. I leaned on them when I needed it most and they DID defend the silver lining.

I’m happier than ever before because I’ve been able to surround myself with incredible girlfriends who are there to pick me up when I’m feeling down and to celebrate the wins.

Great friends are hard to come by and I’m a lucky girl to be surrounded by so many. So thank you, John, for delivering a message that was much needed and thank you to these lovely ladies for proving him right.

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