Sunday, March 27, 2011

Quote for Life

I ran across this quote on the internet somewhere:

"There comes a time in life when you have to let go of all the pointless drama and the people who create it and surround yourself with people who make you laugh so hard you forget the bad and focus solely on the good.  After all, life is too short to be anything but happy."
I don't know who came up with it.  But I'm stealing it.

The next time I cull my Facebook friends down, this will be the filter.  I have cut people out of my life due to their drama to the point that emails from them go straight to the deleted folder.  I keep their numbers in my phone so I know it is them calling and don't pick up.  I will not exist walking on eggshells around these people.  So, the only thing I can do is ignore them and cut them out.

I am a good friend.  I go out of my way to make my friends laugh.  I like to see them happy, even if that means going without for myself.  I don't mind picking up a tab for them.  The company is more important than lunch or a few extra beers on my tab.

But, do not take advantage of my friendship.  Do not take take take and not give.  Do not come to me expecting the stars and the moon, then get pissy when I can't deliver on your time table.

Unless I promised them to you... If I am your friend, you already know that I will deliver them if I promised them to you and on time to boot.

But there is a point where this stops being a friendship and starts being work.  When that point is reached, I really have to question whether or not the friendship is worth the effort.  I will give you everything I can without expectations.  Okay, one expectation - that you understand that our friendship is not about what you can get out of me.  It is about making each other happy in every sense of those words.

When you are down, I will pick you up.  When you need a nickel, I'll give you a dime and not expect you to return it.  When you want a beer, I'm coming over with a six pack.  When you need my assistance, I will make every effort I can to help to the best of my time and ability.  I am not at your beck and call, but I will give you all that I absolutely can.

Just understand that I really don't expect the same.  I guess that after 36 years of living I have learned to be disappointed by human nature enough to not expect the same from people. So, I don't really expect the same from you.   But, please understand I am genuinely hoping you prove me wrong.

And for the record, if you are reading this, there's a 95% chance you are one of the people who make me laugh so hard.  Thank you.

There's a 5% chance you just stumbled here, so I challenge you to be one of those who make me laugh.

1 comment:

Megan said...

Thank you, needed to read this today.