I have been helping a friend the last few days keep her FB page going while she has had to endure, and is still enduring some very difficult times. I only wish there was more I could do.
Her significant other has been diagnosed with Cancer. I have been there. To add to this, the cost is putting them in serious financial danger.
I have been where she is and I was remembering how others helped me when I was ill. They put aside their needs to make sure I had what I needed. Sometimes we need to shift our priorities away from ourselves to those who need us in the moment.
There are times in life when we are asked to do this. It isn’t always easy. I put my writing and blogging on hold to care for her page. It was the least I could do. Now I am wondering what is the most I can do.
I am pondering this today. There are friends in our lives that stand out. The ones we know would help us if we needed it. What wouldn’t we do for them.
I think what I’m really trying to say here, is that friends are important. I’m a loner and somewhat of a recluse. I can count on one hand my close friends.
This friend’s need right now was a wake up call to me. To treasure those friends that mean the most to you. To do what you can for them within your means. To be there. To listen with love.
Nothing new in that. Just a reminder.