And Then Again….
Copyrighted by Lorna Tedder. Originally published in Third Degree of Truth.
Maybe itâ€™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 Â blast Â of Â negativity Â from Â the Â second Â colleague/old friend with whom I shared a tidbit of news, I received an email from another friend. Sheâ€™d emailed me several Â days Â ago, Â ironically Â asking Â the Â same Â question about my problem with . Iâ€™m not sure why is on everyoneâ€™s radar right now, but…okay.
Iâ€™d forgotten that sheâ€™d emailed me before the week- end or that, Â because sheâ€™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 Â response Â also Â be Â to Â bring Â me Â down Â to Earth? Or just to bring me down? Would she tell me not to get my hopes up or how something similar didnâ€™t work for her or how it would just all end in misery? Would she judge Â me Â by Â her Â own Â standards Â or Â her Â own Â personal tastes? Â Would Â she Â find Â a Â way Â to Â criticize Â because Â she doesnâ€™t know how to be supportive?
This afternoon, she wrote me to say:
â€œOh, Lorna! I hope and fast! Iâ€™ll be wait- ing on Â pins and needles Â to hear from you. Oh, this is good. I just feel it in my gut, this is a Very Good Move.â€
Now thereâ€™s a friend whoâ€™s a blessing.