Welcome to my front porch. Sacred ground. A place to share your pain, anger and silliness. It’s by invitation only because my first responsibility is to myself. If I’m not right, my porch is not the place for anyone to be.
My porch is Switzerland, baby. Neutral territory. No recognized extradition laws here.
Only the truth is spoken here, either in person or via phone or text. But I, at least, must be sitting right here for these laws to be in effect.
Your age, race, gender or faith of choice is rendered clear here. We talk, share, shout out, laugh hysterically and solve our issues. At the very least we part ways with new ideas to filter through our views of life.
It’s an awesome place to hang out when needed.
The Front Porch is a precious place to me. I’ve laughed here, cried plenty and healed to a wholeness I’ve never known before now. I’ve heart/soul talked with brothers, sisters, parents and friends who are my family.
I became real here. It will be hard for me to ever leave should I someday decide to.
My heart took its first free breath here with broken ribs, and a fierce joy.
Only those who have proven themselves soul-worthy have been welcomed here in person, or otherwise. It is non-negotiable to me.
One of my best friends says she’s not right if a week goes by without porch therapy. I get it. If your soul can’t speak out in a safe and accepting environment, it gets a little lonely.
We need each other. Don’t act like we don’t.
So my point is this, friends…find your “front porch”. Build it. Protect it fiercely. It will save you, and those in your inner circle who live in your heart.
Be the safe place. Open eyes, open heart, open mind…open arms…
Because hugs are a critical part of front porch therapy, even if they’re virtual.
You know who you are, you are welcome here, and I love you.