The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing…not healing, not curing…that is a friend who cares.
~Henri Nouwen, Dutch-born Catholic priest, professor, and writer
While in a vulnerable place, they sit beside you and hold your hand. While looking for answers out of the confusion, they communicate in silence that you are not alone. While you may feel lost and lonely, you know the presence of a true friend as your heart recognizes an energy that can only be described as pure love. For there you know that it is safe to share your soul without having to be fixed and without needing permission. There you know that even in your darkest hour, your true friend will hold the light of hope until the joy and laughter can break through once again. There, in the caring presence of a true friend, you can just be who you are as you feel the emotions that arise from life’s toughest experiences. As you safely find the connection in your most difficult hour, when you make it through, that same friend will be there to rejoice with you as well. Because when you have a friend who is there for you, you are reminded by his presence alone that the beautiful colors of the world still exist and will return to your life again; it just takes time. Be grateful for your friends. It is amazing to know that you have a safe place to share your soul.
Magical Key to Bliss: Confide in a good friend and share your soul.