What's a Soulmate?
I always thought that a soulmate is just a romantic partner, your one true love for life. I’ve found myself chasing this never-ending quest to find that one true love soulmate. This idealized type of love has eluded me and became a goal that does not seem realistic or yet attainable. No, I am not cynical about love, just realistic. I’m actually a fool for love, a fool who has been in love, and a fool on a quest for love. I often tell people that I am a “Hopeful Romantic."I love LOVE!
I have come to realize that in all my years of searching for my “romantic soulmate”, I learned that a soulmate can either be your greatest love or your greatest friendship.
You see, it’s all about connections. Relationships, whether romantic or friendships are what helps us to move through our life’s journey. As we grow older, we develop many different types of relationships throughout our lives. We all have people that move through our lives during different stages. Some for reasons, some for seasons, and if you are really lucky… you have that one friend that stays for a lifetime. That one genuine friend that you never have to question, that shows up in every way!
TRUE FRIENDS, BEST FRIENDS, SOULMATES stay together forever…beyond the bounds of distance, words, or time.
To have that one special friend:
When you look at them, they know exactly what you’re thinking.
Who is not afraid to hurt your feelings.
Who you know will defend you with all of their being.
Whom you trust with your whole heart, your true confidant!
Who understands what unconditional love truly means.
Who knows your soul, and who knows you better than you know yourself.
That you can sit in silence with, and the silence is never awkward.
Who always has your back. That level of trust is priceless!!
Who is honest with you and doesn't tell you what you want to hear, but what you need to hear.
Who just gets you!
Having a best friend is a beautiful experience to cherish forever! I have been so blessed to have that magical, sisterhood type of friendship. This lifelong camaraderie was rooted in childhood which started back in kindergarten, Mrs. Nagengast's class. Tiffany and I literally pushed each other around in big huge tires, known as tire rolling, until we crashed. This kinship gave the true meaning behind "Ride or Die"...LOL!! An uncanny friendship was born that has lasted throughout adulthood and has stood the test of time.
You see, my best friend Tiffany and I met when we were just four years old!! This year we are celebrating 50 years of friendship!!
We have been through so many of life’s happenings since kindergarten, growing pains, especially during our formative years, classes, playtime, numerous outside adventures, barbie dolls, gymnastics, acrobatics, broken bones, boys, dating, more boyfriends, Bat-Mitzvahs, prom, college, losing parents, marriages, kids, divorces, careers, career changes, moves, cancer, and starting over. We've seen each other through tough times and always saw the best in each other despite any of our shortcomings. We've picked each other up when we've been down, and stood by each other when feeling alone. We've wiped each other's tears and made each other belly laugh until it hurt. Throughout fifty years we have managed to build the most amazing, rewarding, silly, fun-loving friendship that I cherish with all of my heart.
So why Soulmates Brownies?
There are just certain things that go together!! The Soulmates Brownie was created by joining two flavors together, a Classic Brownie baked on top of a Blondie. These two flavors combined bring out the best in each other, never letting the other down. It's the perfect pairing...perfect partners in crime!
Tiffany, my Best friend, and true soulmate, as we celebrate 50 years of friendship together this year, I dedicate my Soulmates Brownie to you!
I want to thank you for being my one true friend, and for always loving me unconditionally. Thank you for loving me without expectations or judgement. Thank you for all of your continued love and support in both the good times and the bad. Thank you for making me laugh when sometimes all I wanted to do was cry. Thank you for helping me to grow and change for the better. Thank you for helping to push me forward to make my dreams come true!
Although we live in different states, and sometimes we may not be able to talk on the phone, we are always in each other’s heart. In fact you have left an indelible impression on my heart that will never go away, and just knowing this has helped me through some of my darkest hours.
Tiffany, I am forever grateful to have you in my life. You are my favorite person, my sister, my true soulmate... best friend forever!
I love you my sweet, beautiful friend!!
"Friendship isn´t about being inseparable, it's about being separated and knowing nothing will change.”
~ Robert Fisher