I heard this amazing speaker, and he said, “If all you have to offer is friendship, who would still be your friend.” I thought about this and I realized how true this statement was. When I was little, my mother told me if you could count on your hand 5 good friends you are a wealthy person.
So then I ask you, what does it mean to be a friend? When everything you have to offer them is gone, who would still be your friend.
I realized this over this past week. You see my friends and I ran a role play group on Facebook. For those of you who don’t know, a role play group is when you write as a particular character. You create plots with your friends and think as your character would think. I loved it. It helped me become a better writer and helped me work out different ideas for stories. However, it’s hard to keep a fake life up when your real life is too busy. So after 3 years, we have closed the doors to this group. Being an admin, writing plots for people, and regulating the group was becoming a burden when it used to be for fun.
Each one of us was afraid to speak about it. We thought we would let the other admins down if we confess this. I spoke up. Having a full-time job, 3 kids, a fiancee was all too much. My kids are in sports, scouts and still need help with their homework. Others on the admin team, were busy with school and work and were thinking of leaving. So as a team, we all decided it was time to move on.
Now I ask you, those who were in this group, and many people have been over the past 3 years. Do you still consider me a friend when I do not have a group to offer you? When friendship is all I have to offer, are you still my friend?