Friends are amazing creatures, when you find a new one you will know, they will be there for you.
A supper with friends
Lend a hand and help someone, it changes lives.
I know I am a decent writer. I know how to write and hold a thought and tie in loose ends and have a climax and conclusion. I am confident in my writing. However…..
A bit ago I got hired to draft an IPO. (Initial public offering) It was a start from scratch project and the lawyer for the enterprise was not going to be available. His partner would oversee the work and I was just required to pump out the first draft and some subscription documents and a boatload of disclaimers and then put together the financial predictions. Piece of cake and then they wanted in less than a week. Yikes I froze. I mean I froze, anxiety, fears and lack of focus. I called my good friend and asked for help. He being a lawyer I figured he would get this stuff easy – not true, this is very technical and specialized work. But here is what did happen, he called me morning and night and emailed me. He sent me some stuff that was helpful. The work got done in fine timely fashion and I have never had a better experience stemming solely from friendship. He gave me what I lost and he lifted me up.
The First Gift was Given, after that I could recieve by giving.
Another bit ago I decided that I would pursue writing for a living on subjects that I like. Here I am and it looks like it will turn out alright.
Phdast7 really took some time to critique a hub I wrote. She offered advice. She extended a hand. But what was most fantastic was the time she committed to helping a “new friend”. I felt really special.
Rcrumple gave swift and good advice after having seriously read several of my hubs. He let me know that I could in fact write poetry, and inspired. I believe he wrote a special hub just for me, about a tango and stress over publishing that has helped me immensely.
Mr. Happy and Dan Watkins also lent very positive encouragement and showed me that any person can appreciate any hub if the heart of the writer is in it.
So much to my delight I met wonderful caring people from many walks of life. I got the message 1 very loud and clear, do unto others as others have so graciously done onto you.
But I got another message that is more important. That these friends showed me in the cold light of day. Other people have magnificence in them. In a proper place where they lay their heart out to the world there is a tenderness that is ours for the asking, by simply reading. And how much more fantastic are they all when we reach out and lend them a hand up. I hope I can repay someday the kindness.