This story has been making it's rounds around the internet, I don't really know the source.
But it does strike a chord with me.
A young man was planning his wedding.
The couple was swamped with preparations, so the groom had to ask his father for help.
"Dad, I have a favor to ask of you. I don't have the time to do this, so can you call all my friends and invite them to the wedding? Here is the list."
"Sure thing, son."
At the day of the wedding the indignant son approaches his father.
"Dad, I asked you to call all my friends!"
"That's what I did."
"There were 50 names on the list, but only 15 are here!"
"Sonny, I called everyone, every single one on that list. I told all 50 the same thing: that I was calling on your behalf, that you were going through a hard time and needed some help and support. Then I asked them to come to this place at this time. So don't you worry, son, all of your friends are right here with you."
--Somewhere on the internet
And so begs the question... How many people would have come for you when you are in trouble?
And this is the amazing thing... sometimes, you never know.
Some people whom you think will come may not come, some people whom you think would not come might turn up.
This is one of the amazing things about leaving your job.
Posted the same thing in an old post here.
I recently met a friend whom I meet once every quarter. She's not the kinda person whom I expected to keep in contact with me. High flying person on the corporate ladder, high position, etc...
And it made me think about friends again...
Who I've been keeping regular contact with, even though some friends I meet once a year.
They are still considered friends.
Some I meet once a month, some once a quarter, etc...
And others, I know, likely I would never meet them again.
It's quite amazing.
Cos... you really never know, til something happens.
You may think... oh I'm really close with so and so... but when something happens, they aren't around.
And you'd be pleasantly surprised at who will turn up.
So... how many friends do you think will turn up when you are in trouble?
How sure are you?
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