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The Truest Friends Are Made of Flaws

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Everyone you love is flawed. You already know this, but you have no idea how deeply, catastrophically, crazily flawed they are until you see them beaten and bruised and lying at the bottom of a shower, curled up, not knowing where their life is going. There are two things people do when they see someone that way. They do the minimal they can to comfort, all the while looking for a door to escape out of, and the person never hear from them again. Or, they take them by the hand, draw them out of the shower, wrap them in a towel and tuck them into bed. Then they lay beside them and allow them to just grieve, or hurt, or break. That, that is what makes you a good friend, when you can be the latter and not the former.

Everything and everyone breaks once in a while. Society insists we wear this facade of “lets be charming and fun at all times”, but the truth is no one is charming and fun at all times and if you can find people who can see you broken and still stay, you are one of the luckiest people in the whole world. If you can see each other’s flaws and still love each other, you are luckier still. In life, always strive to be the kind of person who can see humans at their worst and still love them, because that is when they need love the most.

This is how you will build friendships that last. This is how you will build happiness. This is how you build relationships. So be good, be kind to people when they are fragile. Because the best ever friendships are made when people let each other see their flaws, their vulnerability and love each other anyway. TC mark

Nikita Gill

Nikita is the author of Your Soul Is A River, a book about healing and becoming whole again.

Your Soul Is A River

“Love a soft person. The ones who are positive, even in the worst of circumstances. Someone whose strength is not in bravado, but in their quiet. Someone who is strong for others because that is what is needed in that moment. Someone who is the moon that soothes instead of the sun that burns. Someone who sees the very best in people even when you think they aren’t worth it. The kind of person who always wants to do the best for those they love.”
—Excerpt from Your Soul Is A River, by Nikita Gill

“I bought this on a whim to read as I was resting for the night, and I do not regret it one bit! Everything about the poetry in this book is amazing, heart breaking, and soul searching. It will lift your spirits on your darkest days. I want to thank the author so much for writing this, as it’s something I will be rereading a lot! Always remember, everything about you is important. You matter.” —McKayla

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Poetry that will change you

This is for the women who are first to get naked, howl at the moon and jump into the sea. This is for the women who seek relentless joy; the ones who know how to laugh with their whole souls. The women who speak to strangers because they have no fear in their hearts. This is for the women who drink coffee at midnight and wine in the morning, and dare you to question it. This is for the women who throw down what they love, and don’t waste time following society’s pressures to exist behind a white picket fence. The women who create wildly, unbalanced, ferociously and in a blur at times. This — is for you.

“When Janne has a new poem written, I shut my life down to do nothing but read it, and then when I turn my life back on, everything is better.” — James Altucher

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