Throwing a little truth at y’all . . . because apparently people need to be reminded now and then.
And I really have no idea what prompted this one. Guess recent events sparked it. *shrugs*
When a friend is upset about whatever in the world they’re upset about, I don’t ask questions other than “are you okay?” and “what can I do?” And if that friend isn’t ready to talk, I’ll patiently wait for the time when they are ready. That’s what friends do. They LISTEN.
When a friend is in need of my help, I don’t ask “why?” but rather “when?” and “where?” and I will drop whatever I am doing to rush to that friend’s side. I will be their shoulder to cry on, their voice of reason, their bent ear, and their angel, if needed. I will not be their savior; however, I will lend a hand in helping them to their feet once again. Whatever it takes and whatever I am able to do to get them moving forward. Friends who won’t do that for you are friends not worth having.
I speak the truth when it needs to be spoken because my friends deserve no less, and I would expect no less of them. I don’t buy into the philosophy “what you don’t know can’t hurt you.” If someone is doing something that will hurt me upon my knowledge of it, I want to know. Yes, it will hurt, but it would hurt me more to find out who knew the information and didn’t tell me. Just sayin’. Life is pain, people. Put on your big girl panties and deal with it. There is no protection because it all comes back to you one way or another. I don’t know about you, but I’d rather hurt a little now than a lot later.
I do, however, pay close attention to “you reap what you sow,” and believe that it’s not so much Karma, though I like to call it that, but rather the circle of life. Everything comes back around full circle, whether good or bad.
I don’t take my friendships lightly. If I consider you a friend, that should mean something to you because I’m rather picky about those I call friends. If I’ve divulged any deeply personal information about myself to you, shown you that “other” face that belongs to my well-hidden twin, congratulations, you’re in the inner circle. With that comes great responsibility, and if you hurt me, you will be cast out forever. I don’t give people second chances anymore. I’ve been burned too many times and my heart has been shredded enough in this life.
So if you don’t like the fact that I Care, you’ll just have to get used to it because I do fucking Care.
And if that’s still an issue for you? *points* There’s the door. You can’t be my friend without me caring about you.
Anyway, as much as I hate the holiday, Happy Valentine’s Day to all of my friends and family. I love you guys more than you know!