I believe that I chose my family.
I chose them to kick my ass into remembering my power.
But, I chose my friends to love me while I did it.
I’m so glad to have had the opportunity to talk with my dear friend, Megan McWilliams (aka, Green Diva Meg) in this GVK episode. She’s one of my “go~to” people—and believe me, when you’re making a living in the creative world, you need friends who will boost you up.
I wouldn’t want to know this world without my friends.
My friends have been my saving grace throughout my earthly sojourn. They are my strength when I feel scared, my love when I feel lost and my barometer of truth when hateful lies threaten to take over my mind. My friends honor me. They bring the music of love into my heart.
My family? Well, they do what they can, but, seriously, they’re not my friends.
In the past, I did not find it easy to be on this Earth. It felt so dangerous here.
How could there be so much beauty in earth nature, yet so much brutality in human nature?
The only way I can wrap myself around the world with this question haunting me is because of my friends.
My favorite show to this day is Friends. If life is dragging me down, I watch a few episodes of that show and I’m smiling again.
Ode to my friends by Kristin Ace
when I came to Earth I Knew Love.
I knew it to the depths of my soul, for love is what I was here for.
Yet, over time, life’s experiences did not drift over me,
they, stuck to me,
building layer after layer of darkness.
In the darkness, I forgot.
In the forgetting,
I believed that love was no more.
Slowly, with miracle after miracle,
my Higher Self
in accordance with God’s will,
shone a Light onto the murkiness of my life.
And with that Light,
wisdom replaced anger,
love replaced fear
and I remembered.
I could never Not know love.
For love is within every aspect of life.
It is more than the passionate touch of a lover.
It is the laughter of a child,
the scent of a flower,
the song of a bird,
the wind in the trees,
and the smile of a true friend.
Today, on this day of love,
I am grateful to call you