Hi to everyone reading my Blog, although there are not many of you yet, I hope to get more followers as time goes on.
It occured to me today as I was thinking about what I am planning for my Friends Swap, how hard it is to make true friends.
I guess it has happened to many of us, that you meet some people and you think you are truly good friends, only to find out later that you were wrong, and they turned out to just be manipulative type of people who were out to get what they could from you, and when they were sick of you, they tossed you aside.
This happended to me late last year with 2 so called "friends" - women who I had shared my confidences with, and opened up my heart to. Only to have it "trodden on" as they decided that I was no longer welcome in their lives.
But I do believe in Karma, or whatever you want to call it "Revenge is mine, sayeth The Lord". So as much as I was dreadfully hurt at the time, and felt that I wanted to "get back" at them both in some way, I knew that is not the true nature of my heart, nor would I ever want to be that vindictive, as they had been. So I have just bided my time, and I have now found 4 new quilting groups that I go to on various days of the week.
I have been accepted unconditionally in each group, with a genuine friendliness extended to me that was never there before when I met with the other 2 women once a week for quilting. I have also learnt so much from other ladies in these groups, as well as the women who lead and teach. Things that I would never have found out about, or learnt to do if I had stayed "cocooned" in the small group of the 3 of us. As we were not actually learning to quilt when we met, we really just did hand stitching.
So, I am actually thankful that I was "culled" from the "Group of 3" as I am now much happier and I have met so many lovely women, and I have learnt so much since the beginning of this year.
So if it ever happens to you, take heart, as you will find that there is a reason for everything that happens in our life, and you may find yourself much better off than you were before.