Again I'm late with my Five Minute Friday post. Last week the post was written, but then I had to rush out the door and couldn't post it until later. Today I saw the prompt and was just not feeling it until now.
You know the drill: Free-write for five minutes, no major editing, no perfectionism. Today the prompt is SHARE.
Some things are easy to share: a smile, a recipe, a story, a joke.
Some things aren't so easy. Chocolate might be on that list. ;) And some things can be downright hard to share.
I've been able to share my heart with close friends since I was young. As teens, my friend Meri and I would share our deepest secrets and dreams. We still do.
But then I got burned a few times, and sharing my heart became more difficult. "I'm good, how are you?" After carrying around the burden of depression for many years, I've learned to fake it when necessary. But depression is also what led me to learn again to trust people enough to share my heart.
I started counseling. And obviously that's not going anywhere if I just keep saying, "Everything's fine," when obviously it isn't! It took me a while to trust, but once I did, it was such a blessing to be able to unburden myself in a safe place. In return I was encouraged and strengthened and given sound advice.
With whom are you able to share your heart? What benefits do you see?
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