And Then Again….
Copyrighted by Lorna Tedder. Originally published in Third Degree of Truth.
Maybe it’s just a matter of distinguishing who my real friends are, saving the great news just for them, and being a total bitch to everyone else.
After the blast of negativity from the second colleague/old friend with whom I shared a tidbit of news, I received an email from another friend. She’d emailed me several days ago, ironically asking the same question about my problem with . I’m not sure why is on everyone’s radar right now, but…okay.
I’d forgotten that she’d emailed me before the week- end or that, because she’s a good friend, I gave her the long version of the status of my problem with and the good news about it.
Would her response also be to bring me down to Earth? Or just to bring me down? Would she tell me not to get my hopes up or how something similar didn’t work for her or how it would just all end in misery? Would she judge me by her own standards or her own personal tastes? Would she find a way to criticize because she doesn’t know how to be supportive?
This afternoon, she wrote me to say:
“Oh, Lorna! I hope and fast! I’ll be wait- ing on pins and needles to hear from you. Oh, this is good. I just feel it in my gut, this is a Very Good Move.”
Now there’s a friend who’s a blessing.