Monday, 8 May 2017

With a Little Help From My Friends

I'm not going to go into to much detail because I don't think she'd appreciate me talking about it, but one of my friends recently got divorced. I'm going to be taking her in for a few days, and it could be a little longer than that. We aren't too sure yet. But I cleaned up my room and bought her an air bed for short term stays, and we have an actual spare room if she wants to stay for longer. I might even be getting a new cat. Well, it's her cat, but I'll be taking care of it. I don't know what's happening with that one yet. Updates on that when it happens I guess.

She's told me how much she appreciates how cool I've been about everything and how I always know just what to say. All of the people we went to school with have kids and are married now, and it left her feeling bad about her situation. I remarked that we have our whole lives ahead of us. All of our friends married young and had kids young. They're limiting themselves. We can be anything we want and be better than them. My dad didn't have his first kid until he was 40. He had the right idea. That seemed to cheer her up a lot.

I really do think that, no matter what happens to you, you can get by with a little help from your friends. With just that one person by your side, you can get through anything that comes your way. Just having someone to talk to, and having someone be there for her, made my friend feel so much better. That's really been the story of our lives since we met. We've always been there for each other. There are times when we were seperated, sure, but we always meet up once more.

Find yourself a friend like that.

6 comments:

  1. That's so true. I don't know where I'd be if not for friends. They're there in the good and the bad times and that's wonderful.

    I think you're a wonderful friend yourself.

    I hope your friend gets over this mess fast. A divorce is never pleasant.

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  2. After is has stormed, even the most shallow rivers are flowing much more rapidly. It's unsafe to traverse them without one or two walking sticks for added support.

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  3. You're a good friend, Mark. I hope your divorcing friend bounces back and gets back on her feet soon! Onwards and upwards!

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  4. It's like Lennon's line about "Life is what happens while we're making other plans" (or something like that). I don't think things go exactly the way we're told they are "supposed" to, and that usually turns out more interesting and quite alright.

    We're fortunate we have our friends.

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  5. You're a good friend for sure! Wish her the best.

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  6. You're a damn good friend, sir, and we believe much the same as you. Besides, we know plenty of people our age who got married very young, have kids, and seem happy, and yet none of them would be in our top ten list of people we think are most successful or admirable.

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