five minute friday {friends}

February 22, 2013Karen Courcy

Welcome to Five Minute Friday .. this week’s Five Minute Friday word hit way too close for home for me (painfully). The word is “what mama did” and I simply dont choose to write about that, so I went back and chose a 5 minute friday word from the list last year that I did not do, so today I chose {Friends}


One of the things my therapist tells me all the time is “you have chosen wonderful people in your life“. It’s true, I have a great group of friends that I chose in my life that are safe, supporting, and understanding.

Everyone of my friends that I hold in my life have a different purpose and hold something special and unique about them.

My closest dearest friend is Tracy. Tracy is a truly beautiful friend inside and out. She is fun, funny, outgoing, and so fun to talk with.

Tracy is a licensee professional therapist and she has a beautiful way of helping people to heal. She may not be my therapist, but she has really helped me along side of my healing and my therapist to move me through many hard times.

She was one of the first people I got close to down here in Georgia when I first moved down here 8 years ago. She is understanding, caring, giving, and one of the few who truly know my story inside and out. I love you Tracy, and you know I don’t just give out my love to just anyone.

I have a trust issues, so those who are in my life as my friends I have really put trust in, and they are good honest wonderful people.

I have different types of friends. I have my church friends who walk along with me in my faith. Friends that I meet in church in the faith and share that wonderful bond that the church holds.

I have the friends who I grew up with who know me inside and out. I have girlfriends that I love to go shopping with and get my nails done with. Then there are the friends who offer their ears and know my heart and support me through the good, bad, sad, and the joy.

I think friends are so important to have, and I am SO incredibly blessed to have those friends in my life that I hold near and dear to my heart. Thank you for being the ears, the arms, and the voice in my life.

Thank you for being my friend.


Make sure to check out yesterday’s blog writing – [The Grace in Letting Go]


  • Sarah

    February 22, 2013 at 1:04 AM

    I’m so glad you chose to participate in 5 Minute Friday on your terms… I have many dear friends that I have just moved away from and I am in the process of creating a new community of friends where I am now… Cherish your posse… They are precious.

    1. KarenBeth

      February 22, 2013 at 1:32 PM

      Sarah … Thank you … and I too am glad I chose my own word for Five Minute Friday .. their word was too painful for me..

  • WICK

    February 22, 2013 at 1:08 AM

    Oh snap. I’ll pretend I did NOT just have the theme song to “Golden Girls” play in my head. 🙂 May God continue to reveal Himself through your relationships with friends…thanks for sharing!

    1. KarenBeth

      February 22, 2013 at 1:33 PM

      thank you WICK hehehe actually I was thinking more on the lines of the TV Show “Friends” .. “I’ll be there for you” … hehehe

  • Gel

    February 22, 2013 at 12:07 PM

    Friends are so important. One of the most special aspects of my relationship with my husband is that the bond of friendship is so strong between us. I also have women friends who I feel such a deep connection with but who now live far from me, but when we get together it feels like no time has passed between us.
    I also have trust issues and it’s not easy for me to be friends with lots of people.

    One lady helped me to understand that I get to choose who I let in to my inner circle of people. And I can have friendships of different degrees of closeness, or friendships that revolve around different kinds of activities but not others. This really has helped me learn how to have healthy boundaries. Though I still have a lot of work to do on it.

    Friendships nourish our souls and help us progress on our journeys through life.

    PS, that photo in your side bar looks like a post card I have only in mine there are two little girls laying side by side in the sunspot. It feels like girlfriends.

    Thanks for being a blog friend to me.

    1. KarenBeth

      February 22, 2013 at 1:35 PM

      GEL … Thank you for being friends with me also!

      I agree, we do have a “choice” which is nice because I didn’t have choices in my life before learning my choices.

      We also have a choice of our BOUNDARIES .. boundaries are GOOD and HEALTHY!

      All the friends who I have chosen are safe, loving and caring and I am SO lucky to have them in my life.

      Thank you for your comment Gel

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