Wow, I can’t believe I’ve already posted 22 challenges. Crazy!
I have a friend who gets pretty bad mood swings. Lately, she’s been on a downward one. As a friend of over 10 years (more than half my life!), I know that it is at least partially my job to be there for her. I listen to her cry; I listen to her complain; I listen to her sit and be mopey. Occasionally, I get so frustrated, I want to shake all the gloom right out of her. Physically shaking her probably won’t work–but I think maybe a few words will. She knows what is making her sad, yet she is terrified to make any changes. She is an amazing person with a fear of pushing her limits, of fulfilling her passions.
Challenge #22, January 22, 2011: Occasionally telling someone something can be excruciating, as it may mean hurting them. But I have found in my short 19 years, that sometimes people need a little verbal slap. I’m not asking you to be mean, but today, tell someone something that they need to hear. You might be doing them a favor.