Every so often, you need to talk to somebody in the middle of the night ... you just need a friend. We all have that person in life that is "your person" the one person that you can count on no matter what. The person who will come running when you are sick, need a ride to the airport, need just somebody to cry to or cry with.
On the show Grey's Anatomy, Christina and Meredith often refer to themselves as each other's "person." The one they go to when they need to talk or need advice. The person who loves you unconditionally, not matter what you do or what you say.
If you are lucky in life you have a "person." If you are blessed in life you have several "persons". My daughter Jessica called me last night in the middle of the night, just crying. Of course, I was very concerned and tried desperately to console her and see what was wrong. She never said a word, just kept crying.
When she hung up the phone, I texted her and asked, "what is wrong.. She replied, "I am going to bed, people are not nice." The next morning I woke up and tried texting her, no answer. I called her many times till she finally answered. "What happened last night?" I asked, "Why were you crying?" "Why did you call me?" She simply said, "because you are my person and I was upset." My daughter knows that no matter what happens, she can count on me to be there for her – I will always protect her and defend her no matter what.
Jodi will call it the person who will be there to "bury the body.. The person you can call no matter what you do, what you say, what you think, and they will be there for you with unconditional love. They may not agree with you, they may call you an idiot, but they will be there. Period. No questions ever asked.
Are you lucky enough to have a "person" or are you blessed to have several? Is there somebody you can call in the middle of the night that you know will be there no matter what? Is there somebody who will love you unconditionally, no matter what you do? Are you the "person" for others? Do you deserve a "person"?
I know that if I call my daughter, she will be there, No matter what. No questions asked. When my son was sick, she was there. When he was in intensive care, and the nurse threw me out of the room at 3 in the morning, thinking that his heart had stopped, I called Jessica. She was at the hospital in about 3 minutes. She did not ask me why I called her, she simply ran to the hospital. I am blessed, I have several "persons" in my life. My "persons" that are there no matter what. True friends. I love them unconditionally, but they love me back unconditionally. No questions asked.
Have you ever seen the movie with Barbra Streisand and Robert Redford, The Way We Were? (If not rent it today!!) Robert Redford's character says to Barbra Streisand, "Katie, you expect so much, She answers, Oh, but look what I've got." (Another of Jodi's favorite quotes). Why shouldn't we expect a lot from others? If we are willing to give unconditional love, shouldn't we expect to receive the same?
My advice this week is to never settle for less than what you give your friends. Always expect unconditional love. If you give 100 percent, why should you not receive 100 percent back. If you do not, find somebody that will give you that love you deserve. After all, if they have a friend in you , you should get back nothing less than a friend in them. Be the person who can truly say, "Oh, look what I've got!"