There is a magical place, a place where many women feel easily understood and encouraged, where we naturally recharge, get inspired and leave mentally elevated. That place is the company of our best friends; the kind of friends who are genuinely excited for us when we excel, support us when we don’t and always make us feel blessed.
Women who have those female bonds live longer, happier and healthier. Establishing strong emotional connections is therefore one of life’s best investments and we do that through trust building, or to be more exact trust falling. For those of you who are not familiar with the concept of a trust fall, it is when you turn your back to another person and let yourself fall backwards, trusting that person to catch you.
I believe there are three categories of trust fallers:
- There are people who without any or much contemplation have complete faith that they will get caught.
- There are people who after detailed analysis of the risk/benefit ratio, including a full assessment of the catcher, will with some caution and body tension let themselves fall.
- And then finally there are people who only fall when life pushes them.
Trust falls can of course fail, leaving the faller potentially bruised as well as feeling apprehensive about any follow up attempts. Such failures are especially detrimental to faller type 3 and to a lesser degree type 2. However regardless of your fall type, bruises do heal and knowing someone has you back is not only wonderful but very empowering. So persevere, look back, lean back and let go!
Here is a salute to best friends everywhere and a loving thank you to mine in particular.
"A friend is one who knows you and loves you just the same."
— Elbert Hubbart
— Elbert Hubbart