To My Tres Amigas: I'm Sure Darn Grateful For You
Community

To My Tres Amigas: I'm Sure Darn Grateful For You

An appreciation post that's far overdue

18
EveryPixel

I have three wonderful friends with incredible hearts, but drastically different personalities. At the insistence of one those friends (you'll figure out which one), I'm publishing a new article, and this is the topic on which you will become enlightened.

[Names have been changed for privacy and humor reasons]


There's an old adage that goes something like this: extroverts adopt introverts and that's how they get friends. Well, that's how I met Candice! Never one to stay quiet, Candy is the kind of gal that speaks her mind and encourages you to do the same. She's not afraid to tease you or call you out for saying something silly. She's also the most driven and motivated person I've ever met! Since literally the first day I met her freshman year, Candy has known what she wants to do with her life and where she wants to end up *cough cough* the White House. And I have no doubt that she will. Yet more importantly than being honest or funny, Candy has such a big heart for others. Her love is fierce, something you can always depend on. She's unafraid to sacrifice for the well-being of others. Our guyfriends joke that she's the mom in the group. But really, it's just that her warm heart sees the needs of others and her drive pushes her to meet them. Her language is truth, and she speaks life into others by asking them how they're really doing and encouraging them with kindness. Everyone needs a Candice in they're life to speak truth, share insight, and guide you away from the potholes you're blind too. Thank God I found mine!

Next in our merry little band is one Ida, intellect extraordinaire. She is the smartest, most interesting person I know. But don't let her genius deceive you into believing she's dull - this girl has one heck of a sharp wit! She may come across quiet, but let me tell you, this girl can be wild in her own right. Her mind has the ability to produce deeper questions than the majority of people realize is possible. The depth and quality of her insight has benefited me on more than one occasion. She has the intellect of a philosopher, the heart of a poet, the soul of a hippy, and the spirit of a rambunctious boy. She walks through life with quiet confidence and a dreamy glimmer in her eye. If you're feeling down or angsty, Ida will sit with you and gently ask probing questions to better understand your angst. But she won't try to 'sing songs' to your heavy heart. She'll sit with you in your angst, offering her peaceful company to let you know that you're not alone. Everyone needs the gentle presence of an Ida, whether it's to go on a crazy adventure or to sit by a crackling fire and exchange existential crises.

Last, but certainly not least, is our resident wild child and creative guru - Nancy. This lady has a very distinct and contagious laugh, and thank God! She is gifted with joy, and she is not hesitant to share her warmth with others. She's full of life and ideas and always down for good times. Her heart is big and soft, sensitive to the well-being of others and empathetic to their needs. She's a peacemaker, an artist, and a fun-loving adventurer. She's easy-going and undemanding of her preferences, but there's a spark in her that's wild and captivating. Fiercely loyal, she will protect those she loves from from harm, whether it's mean people or rough circumstances. She loves BIG, and you'll know it by the way she pours out encouragement, attention, and giving you frequent cameos on her Snap and IG stories. The lenses through which she sees the world are probably a Canon. She loves capturing life's precious moments and freezing them in time, and dang is she good at it. She faces life with her back straight and her chin high, choosing to see the beauty in everything and wondering at the tiny moments. To know her is to be inspired, and to be her friend is to walk through life with a living, breathing drop of sunshine.

God has used these three to bless me in countless ways as we've lived through college life together. My prayer is that if you haven't already found yourself a Candice, Ida, or Nancy, that God will bring people into your life who will speak truth, provide wisdom, and bless you with joy!

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
Lifestyle

These 11 Face Masks On Etsy Support Small Businesses While Fighting The Spread Of Coronavirus

We're staying safe as states start lifting lockdown guidelines.

I, like most people who have had the luxury of being able to stay at home during this time, haven't spent much time outdoors at all. But when I do brave the great outdoors for a walk or to get to the grocery store, you won't find me without a mask.

My family and I were lucky enough to have family friends who were sewing some and had extras to give to us, but most of my friends and loved ones outside my immediate family have had to order some (or make a makeshift one out of scarves or bandanas).

Keep Reading... Show less
Lifestyle

13 Reasons We're Using Quarantine As The Ultimate Excuse For Online Shopping This Month

The one thing we haven't distanced from is our bank account.

Throughout quarantine, I've been FaceTiming most of my friends in a full turtleneck or the go-to cozy sweater I keep wrapped around the chair in my room. Either way, I always have tea in my hands to keep myself warm — till this past week.

For most of the country who hasn't had the luck of quarantining in 90-degree weather on their family's lake house or with a backyard pool, things began to change this month. Our favorite shows came out with summer seasons, the sun came out, and we started spending more time outside.

Keep Reading... Show less
Health and Wellness

I Sat Down (Virtually) With Morgan Wooten To Talk About Coronavirus's Impact On The Wellness Industry

Just because coronavirus has greatly impacted the wellness industry doesn't mean wellness stops.

Morgan Wooten

If you're anything like me, your weekly fitness classes are a huge part of your routine. They keep me fit, healthy, and sane. Honestly, these classes help my mental health stay in tip-top shape just as much as they help my physical health.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, gyms and fitness studios are facing temporary closure. Yes, this means my personal routine is thrown a curveball, but this also means the wellness industry is one of many that is looking at unemployment and hardship. Do I miss my Monday spin class? Of course. But do the wellness professionals whose worlds were flipped upside down have a lot more to overcome than a slight change of routine? Absolutely. Thankfully, if anyone can prove the ultimate flexibility, it's the wellness industry.

Keep Reading... Show less
HBO Max

If you are a normal person who spends most of their time streaming TV shows, you'll know that "Friends" was taken off Netflix early in 2020. Given that a global pandemic followed shortly after, many diehard fans of the show stuck in quarantine have been experiencing significant Central Perk withdrawal.

Keep Reading... Show less
Student Life

How To Interview A Class Of 2020 Graduate

What they've been through is truly unprecedented.

Odyssey

No matter how you want to spin it, the Class of 2020 will be the first class graduating amidst a global pandemic.

Keep Reading... Show less
Netflix

By now, it is safe to declare "Outer Banks" on Netflix as THE TV Show of quarantine.

"Tiger King" got out to an early lead, but since, the Pogues and the Kooks have owned pop culture conversations while everyone has been couped up this spring amidst a global pandemic. And if you are one of the very few people out there in the world that has not heard about "Outer Banks" and or haven't binged it yet, well...

Keep Reading... Show less
Health and Wellness

I Spoke To A California ER Doctor About COVID-19, And Y'all, Our Healthcare Workers Know What's Up

In light of what's going on in the world, it's time to get some front-line perspective.

It seems like the only thing I do these days is scroll through social media in a desperate attempt to gain information. My phone has called me out on my screen time more than once, and I just continue to ignore it. You're probably in the same boat — stuck at home, scrolling deeper and deeper into a hole of conspiracy theories and possible "back to normalcy" dates, hungry for information.

While we know that the news is not our mental health's friend these days, getting reliable information is helpful and necessary.

Keep Reading... Show less
Facebook Comments