Hello! My name Heidi. I am a 26 years young wise woman from the Chicago northwest suburbs. A little over a month ago, I met another woman who turned out to be so dear to me she could have been twin. This woman has the most kind and beautiful soul, but she lost herself along her journey of life. She was struggling with the loss of a close loved one, struggling with drug abuse, and struggling with poor self love and care: This woman hated herself and everything around her. Not only did she, herself, look sad and felt physically and mentally horrible, but everyone she cared for was falling apart and depressed as well. For about a month and a half, that woman and I were the BEST OF FRIENDS. I showed her how to love herself more than anything else in the world. I showed her how easy life is if we just remember the little things that we already knew. In example, loving each other, thankful for each other, thankful for our health, and learning that time is our greatest wealth. We colored, we sang, we danced, we listened to Disney music, and watched children movies to remind ourselves that it’s really simple to never forget the bare necessities. Quickly her life drastically changed and did a complete 360. She put down the substance abuse, she put down the alcohol, we told others to put the guns down, she even put the cigarettes out and then she told the people around her how great life really is. She started loosing weight, cooking, cleaning, and loving herself more and more. Then she was able to share the love and the knowledge with everyone and everything around her. We continued to practice more on how to share the love we relearned with others, especially through the love of music. One weekend we went camping and she had no idea how to really really camp. We went with some of my family and some of her family and enjoyed the wilderness by the lake and in the woods. We all shared so many laughs and sang around the fire the whole weekend. On the last day, she built the biggest strongest fire she thought was impossible to build. Not only did she build the fire, she kept the flame going until the second we left the camp site. We learned together, that we will never stop learning, because the world is always teaching. Today her and I are still and will forever be the best of friends. The love and bond we have for each other will never break. We spread our love to our loved ones to remind our friends and family that we are all in this together. We sing, dance, and laugh with each other everyday just as if we were still kids. As of today, she has her own successful business, she is opening up her own clothing line, she just got casted to be a television star, and is thankful for the hand she was dealt. She is completely healthy and she is sober and clean from everything. This beautiful woman doesn’t have a worry in the world and she loves herself more then she ever has. Please, never forget who you are and where you come from. When we were born into this world, we were loved. And when we leave this world all we leave with is the love we shared with others. Love is all we really got to give and receive. We are one big happy family and I Love You. Again, my name is Heidi and this is a story about you and I!