Last year I took part in a craft challenge that chronicled my life in a month. The excerpt below was my posting for the 17th of September last year.
What I learned today
“I can be quiet and still be a friend !!!”
Most of the people I call friends in my life are people I have known since childhood or for a good many years. We have seen each other through good time, bad times and alot of the in between times.
One thing we have all learn over the years – is sometimes one of us just needs the other. Not a shoulder to cry on, not the voice of reason or even the voice of calm support – sometimes they just want to know the other is there and that's it.
I try to explain once to someone that knowing my friend will support me without doing anything, without uttering a word or even making any demand can be the biggest help when I am agitated or just in a difficult situation.
One of my friend went for a interview today after too many years out of the work place, without saying a thing a bunch of us just met at a coffee shop on the corner to where she was being interviewed. Like clockwork when she came out she just came to us – because we knew she would just need us to be there – giving quiet support.
Friends – they so make the difference.
NaBloPoMo this January. The theme this month is - Friends
Best friends, worst friends, friends of the family . . . how many do you have, how many do you need, and where are they when you need them.