surround yourselves with people who will walk through life with you. who will listen carefully when your heart is breaking, who will reassure you that your heart is important when you agonize about the same thing for the hundredth time.
find people who will share music with you, who will send you funny memes, and who will understand your insane jokes. be with people who will watch movies with you and wait an extra day or two to watch the newest episode of your favorite TV show with you.
be with those who will open their home to you, who will give you a spare set of keys to their home. embrace those who feed you, who will bring you ice cream when you’re upset. be with those who will draw you closer to Christ, who will pray with you and for you.
cling on to the people who throw wood chips at your window when they want to talk to you. cling on to the people that will drive two hours to see the sun rise with you. cling on to the people who will make you coffee and listen to new music with you. cling on to the people who will use math analogies to give you advice.
the people who will go on drives and listen to music with you? love them. cherish them. these people are going to be the ones who will hold you up on your hardest days, who will be honest with you when you’re backsliding, who will stand by your side when you get married.
how wonderful, how beautiful it is to have community rooted and placed in your life.
-Soli Deo Gloria