Wednesday, April 6, 2011

You sit back and watch

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

You sit back and watch your friend make drastic decisions that could change her life – for better or worse.  You tell yourself, it’s her life; it’s her choice.  You cannot interfere. The candor with which you laid out the gravity of what she’s put herself into is hurtful, but you know that she needs to hear those words.  You let her do what she wants because whatever you say won’t change her mind, anyway, and you know that it’s what makes her happy.  And happiness is what you want for her.  You recall the hell she’s been through all those years, and you’re afraid that she might have to endure that anew.  But you brush your fears aside because you believe in her strength.  And you haven’t lost all hope for happy endings. You encourage her to take risks because you don’t want her to regret not having done so. You love her like a sister and you know that--however it might turn out--you will always be by her side.

5 comments:

kayni said...

Been through this a lot and I think my friend is back in the same situation again. I know that in a few weeks, she'll be calling me non-stop to cry and ask for my opinion. I'm beginning to sound like a broken record but I still say all the things that needs to be said...sigh.

Amelia said...

sometimes we wanted to tell in their face the consequence of their action but we move one step backwards and ask ourselves again "who we are to decide for them"...let them fail and realized :(

Loree said...

That's what friends are for - the good times and the bad times. I have friends who have picked me up after being knocked down a couple of times and they are dearer to me for putting up with it all and with all my drama :)

Vitchie said...

better let her take the risk, so she may not regret later for not trying... and if she would regret, at least she will have to learn to be self-responsible for her choices...

Arti said...

There are times when you want to tell your friend something but you cant since you feel that 'How will she feel?' and you stop!!
But we must help our friends as often as we can.
Have a lovely day:)

 
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