I read a blog post by Emily Freeman today that really spoke to me.
Here you go - have a read - I'll wait.
You see, I've been thinking about that kind of friendship for awhile.
Someone very close to a friend of mine is going through a situation that is quite awful. A close family member was diagnosed with the C-disease.
Amidst all the sadness, this person's friends have really rallied around and "stepped up". When I hear of the rosters to sort out kids and suppers and such, I am in awe of it all.
It's heartwarming to see love in action like that.
And in the same breath, it's a little bit scary.
Okay, a lot.
Because of two things - 1) I know I have far more acquaintance friends than Tuesday friends and 2) I have to ask myself, "am I a Tuesday friend to enough people?"
Acts of service is my primary love language and I am always willing to physically help out BUT I don't do death well.
A mom at the kids' pre-school wrote something on FB about her other child being in hospital so I sent her a message saying shall I fetch the other child and keep her here? It wasn't necessary because of grandparents but she knew I'd step in and bring food/ whatever/ keep the other one/ whatever was needed.
However, if it were a death, I'd be a little more reserved because death scares me and I'm afraid I'll say the wrong thing!
It's also hard knowing what the person needs if they're not a blabbermouth like I tend to be...
So let's talk about it.
Are you a good Tuesday friend?
What tangible acts do you do that we can all learn from?
While we're on the topic of friends, I'm thrilled that I got to meet Pamela when I was in PE nearly a month ago.
We met at the beachfront and had some tea/ coffee while chatting up a storm.
She is just as lovely as she appears online so the time of connection was really lovely!