Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Friends

A most unexpected thing has happened in the last year or so.

I've made some really amazing friends. At work I've got great people who give of themselves on a daily basis. We work with some pretty hard core kids who push us away with one hand and beg for affection and understanding with the other. We put up with verbal abuse and apathy hourly. Most of these people respond with kindness and empathy. We're all a big happy, dysfunctional family.

I've also made fabulous friends outside of work. They, too, work in professions that require lots of kindness, giving and empathy. Working in fields such as that makes it hard to have anything else to give. But they do. All the time.

My new friends know just when to call me on my bullshit and I listen to them. When I need a hand or advice, they give me their honest opinion. They trust that I'm a grown up woman and that when I'm asking for help, I want it straight up. They'll give it to me and it's up to me to move ahead.

I'm too old for "fake" friends and false loyalties. I'm too old to worry about pettiness. I'm also an honest and loyal friend and I'd do just about anything to help a friend help themselves.

I just wanted to take a minute and show my gratitude to the guys and gals who've become so close. I wasn't sure I'd acclimate to our new home, you've all made it much much easier.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

You are a good friend yourself! Thanks for listening to all my boyfriend drama lol! You always give good advice. I enjoy working with you as well. You help make the place more lively.

HipKat said...

Does thzat include being completely insensitive to someone who needs and is begging for sensitivity and understanding??
Because that's the experience I had with you.

Rixblix said...

I'm sorry you feel that way Greg. I wish you peace and hope that you find the serenity you so desperately need.

Grandma's Attic said...

Does that mean Mr. Rix will still let you come play with me and Howie once in a while? :)~

Rixblix said...

Of course I can, GA! Mr. Rix likes our new friends, too. Dazoo convinced him to go buy WoW even. So, I'm sure they'll be BFFs soon too!

Grandma's Attic said...

Cool, so you, me, Tearch and Ms. PH can sit and sip some wine whilst the boys play?

My Flock Rocks! said...

you are my HFABFF :)

Grandma's Attic said...

Oh, and Flam, too! (Sorry, Ms. Flam, I thought I had you in the list)

postsimian said...

AND DON'T YOU FORGET IT. :P