Our friends; the sailors, the snorkelers and the deep sea divers.

“A person’s emotional being is like an ocean. The people in your life are separated into three different categories. You have the sailors: they won’t touch the water. They opt to stay inside the boat. These people are your acquaintances, or “surface” friends, and they never make it deep.
You then have the snorkelers. These are the friends who want to go deep, but don’t have the emotional capacity to carry the pressure and weight. If they make an attempt, they either drown or are forced to go back to the surface for oxygen.
Finally, let’s talk about the deep sea divers. These are the people who stay with you through storms and violent waters, and they aren’t afraid to dive to the darkest parts of the ocean floor: they stay with you, in the water, through the worst times. They aren’t afraid to call out your bullshit. They’re the people who are there for you no matter what happens.
We all need the third type of people in our lives.”

Things I learned from Yahya Bakkar

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  1. Oh well.. There are few sailors, even fewer surface folks and even fewer deep sea ones.. and at times they switch roles. Wish each carried a placard saying who is what!

  2. I have a Deep Sea Diver! Her name is Lori O’mally and we have been best friends for 30+ yrs. Today she is going in for her 3rd. Open Heart Surgery..

  3. That is a very good way of finding out whose who in our lives… Thank you for the quote..

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