“So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you, Seek and you shall find, knock and the door will be opened to you.” Luke 11:9
The older that I get, the more I am beginning to cherish friendships and relationships. The more I lose relationships, the more that I crave them. From my mom running away to a friendship of 13 years that has recently ended, it seems that the ties that bind are no longer there. It is also why I search for and try my best to take care of relationships that come my way.
When I was six years old, I had two best friends. My little brother is one. He was and always will be one half of my heart. The other is the girl that you see in pictures all across this blog. My sister from another mister who is also known as Jessie. These people were the two that helped raised me. I was never afforded the luxury of coming from a decently functional family. My parents weren’t that big of an influence on my life. My mother never tried to be a part of my life. That was ok. It taught me how to be as a person. I raised myself.
But as I get older, my values and priorities are changing, too. I want to take care of people. I want people to take care of me. I want to be part of a community. I want to be surrounded by people who feel the same way I do about different things. I want the people who are around me to trust me and the same feeling toward them. I want things now that I never thought I wanted when I was young.
I went from having abandonment disorder and being codependent to another plane of existence. I am finally ok with having been left. Peace is on my heart. This probably stems from the people that I have met in this company. I will not get left behind because they want and need me in their life, also.
The sense of community is there in this business. Others usually say that their co-workers are like their family. I have experienced this once before. However, this company really is like one big family. (You would have to come check it out to understand completely). Being taken care of emotionally, spiritually, and mentally is so rewarding and rare. The fact that I get to choose who I work with and interact with is such a huge plus. No catty or disrespectful people here!
If you know someone or are someone who understands, I would love to chat! Building relationships is the name of this game. Coming from a place of needing closeness, I can help you get close to others. People that love taking care of others… we want you here, too. Team JLO is our name. Just Loving Others is our mission.