It’s the middle of a busy day at work, and a friend of mine texts me to see how it’s going. We get to chatting about our days and other things. Then we organize going to a recovery oriented meeting together. He doesn’t drive, and I’d be his ride. He also hates motorbikes.
This last part might seem trivial, but I really like riding my motorcycle, and would love to go to said meeting on the bike. However, weighing the pros and cons of hanging out with my friend, I have to tell the child in my head to relax and that we’ll go out on the bike on another night.
Part of me wants to be selfish as mentioned above, but really I like to be able to hang out with my friend and talk about nothing. It took me a while to come up with this explanation, but here it is:
It is a demonstration of love to go over and pick him up. I enjoy his company we talk about funny things and good recovery material. I also know that this friend is terrified of motorcycles, but would still like to go to a meeting.
These conclusions might seem obvious to a lot of you, but as someone who has just recently started to realize what love and friendship is all about these kinds of situations still baffle me at times.
Originally posted 2016-06-07 16:23:42.