What I Learned About The Tribe

I went to Atlanta last week for a course at Emory University for my job. When I knew I was going to be in the ATL, I immediately contacted Babs to see if we could get together...and of course, she was available.

We met for dinner & drinks my first night in Atlanta and had a wonderful time. I know that Babs shares with us her daily adventures in living, working & dating with us, but I was honored and humbled by her openness; her willingness to share the details of her recent heartbreak. I was also amazed by her resilience, her attitude and her great outlook on life. I shared with her the history with my sister and the details of her latest escapade. It was great to laugh about it with someone - with A FRIEND.

When I had the "Delta Drama" incident, Babs came to the rescue. I had posted my plight on facebook and she immediately sent me a text that while she wasn't able to pick me up, if I could get to her - I had a place to hang. My tension, my anger immediately subsided because I knew I had safe haven from the Red Roof Inn & trying to figure out how to have a decent meal on $7.

What I learned is that The Tribe is wonderful. We take care of each other. We look out for each other. We are more than just "axe murder friends"; more than just aquaintences - we are The Tribe, we are the Usual Suspects, we are friends. Will everyone be close & become BFF's? No. That is something that takes time, but I know for a fact that I have a wonderful group of new friends.

I love my Tribe. I feel blessed to be part of a Tribe and look forward to nurturing these relationships. Thank you for being a friend.

Thank you for being a friend
Traveled down the road and back again
Your heart is true your a pal and a confidant.
And if you through a party
Invited everyone you ever knew
You would see the biggest gift would be from me
And the card attached would say
thank you for being a friend.