Writing 101, Day 5: Hook ’em with a quote

“A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.”
― Elbert Hubbard

I find this quote to be true, although I would have changed it to a “true” friend, not just a friend. A friend may not want to know all about you and some things they could not accept.

A true friend though, will listen to every thing you have to say and no matter how bad it is they are non-judgmental and will remain your friend no matter what.

My best friend and I met about 8 years ago and we built a friendship, but part of me I kept hidden and hidden well. Slowly bits started to come out and she wasn’t shocked, she just said she was ready to  listen if I wanted to talk. She left that up to me.

The week I went to the psychiatric ward she, who does not drive in the dark or far at all talked her husband into driving her over to see me. She walked in that dismal place, got locked in and said to me, “I wouldn’t do this for anyone else. That is how much you mean to me.”

I was stunned. I was so embarrassed and it didn’t bother her at all. Now that is a true friend.

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About Tessa

My name is Tessa Dean and I am an author and blogger. My writing styles vary and I love writing using prompts. I am also writing my first book, a Memoir entitled "Government Property - A Memoir of a Military Wife".  This is being published on the blog rather than the traditional way. I am putting up chapters as I go along. I keep my blog filled with useful content, stories, and poems. Plenty to keep you busy. I have also been interviewed by blogs and had other posts published on many different blogs. I also wrote a series of articles on Bipolar Disorder for IBPF (International Bipolar Foundation). I am in my 60’s and disabled which allows me plenty of time to write to my heart’s content. I live in southern New Jersey and have 3 children and 5 grandchildren. My oldest grandchild is a Sargent in the United States Marine Corps.
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6 Responses to Writing 101, Day 5: Hook ’em with a quote

  1. Mother Hen says:

    I think you are right when it comes to being a friend or true friend..

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Izrael says:

    It is difficult to find true friends but when you do keep them close in your heart and life 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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