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

Tessa Dean at 60 plus is still writing but slowing down because of her disabilities affecting both physical and mental abilities. She has bipolar disorder (mental), Fibromyalgia (nerves), degenerative disc disease (spine), and arthritis (joints). She has published about 12 articles on Bipolar Disorder on www.IBPF.net. She is also working on 3 fiction books (mysteries/thrillers). The books will probably never be finished, but who knows what the future holds. She keeps her blogs filled with useful content, stories and poems. Plenty to keep you busy. She has also been interviewed by blogs and had other posts published on many different blogs. She is from Southern, NJ. Her family, writing and blog keep her busy. You can also follow the progress of her memoirs on the blog. She is adding chapters a little at a time.
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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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