Sometimes all it takes is for someone to listen.
If you listen closely enough, you can hear their world come crashing down like the waves on the shore. If you listen closely enough, you realize what goes on in their heart and how much it hurts. It’s an acquired skill to be a good listener and not everyone is cut out for the job. Only if you’re practical, empathetic, and have a true love for that person can you fully understand what they’re saying. And then, only then, will they trust you with their secrets. All of their thoughts come flowing out because you can’t keep champagne bottled up forever once it’s been shaken and kicked around. People are people and we all need to burst open eventually.
Tonight I’m just happy that I didn’t ignore the texts. I’m glad I wasn’t asleep or too lazy to go out in the rain. I’m glad I was there when she needed me to be, even if I was a few days late on another occasion. Your friends are always worth the aggravation and there is nothing better in this world than being reminded of how much someone cares.