Unfortunately, we've had enough times of need in the past two years to show us who our true friends are. This one's for you.
You've said something, you've reached out. Maybe it was awkward and difficult, but the content of the message is not what matters, it's that you've offered a shoulder to cry on when it was probably easier to say nothing at all. You've sent your hugs, your words of comfort and sometimes a bit of advice. You've told us you've been through it and come out the other side, still mostly whole. You've said you have no idea what we're going through but you love us and will help us through anything and everything we need. You've said we're positive and strong and that helps us believe it about ourselves. You've assured us we're going to make it.
It's not what you've said or done, it's that you've said or done something.
Maybe you're an old friend, maybe you're a new friend, maybe you're a family member, or maybe you're someone we haven't even met yet in person, but all of you know who you are. Please know that your kindness and friendship is appreciated. Having hands to hold on this journey means more than anything. Give yourselves a pat on the back for being good friends.