Tuesday, 21 May 2013
It is possible. You can benefit from meeting a friend even if it's the very last thing on earth you feel like doing. Its possible that the little pep talk you have been needing to hear all day - that little judgement free pick-me-up - will only be found in that specific source. That your one fix for the day will go unused if you cancel. Especially if you cancel at the last minute.
I felt like cancelling today. Sleep was mere seconds away when my phone rang. First I felt annoyed. Then I answered. The invitation was for coffee. Nothing difficult or stressful or even remotely in need of too much brainpower. But the land of sleep seemed far more appealing.
I had to drag myself with most of my will. Needless to say that when I arrived, my mood was far less than sparkling. But I went anyway. Because a friend, a real one, knows the ins and outs of who you are and how you feel and generally doesn't really mind if you are a bit off.
And, after the first 5 minutes and half a chai latte the pep-talk was given (never in a way that feels like a pep talk) and I started to feel more and more polished. It is possible that friends are the most wonderful things ever. And that they fulfil a specific need. The need to have ourselves polished and appreciated. And fixed.