I have always been a big believer on paying it forward… Supporting your friends when you need them, and spoiling them with love and support even when they don’t particularly need it. That’s what a good friend does. But really, how many times can a person get let down before they begin to feel as though it is not worth it?
I feel like I have been a good friend. When times have been tough for my friends I have been there… To help with their kids, be a shoulder to cry on, to help them plan, organise, clean, cook, and most importantly just to listen when they needed support. But when I finally needed this in return it seemed they were nowhere to be found. Why is that? And why does it hurt so much?
Is it selfish for me to expect something in return for the kindness I have bestowed upon others? When is enough enough?
Real friends are the ones that are always there… When times get tough they don’t need you to kick and scream for attention. They just know you need them. And they know how to help you without it being a burden on them. The last thing I would ever want is to be an inconvenience when people are happy. But I don’t think it is unreasonable to help a friend in need.
I will continue to pay it forward… By it can be frustrating when you look around and nobody is taking care of you.
Posted by haldem337, 18th June 2013