Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Be THAT Person


In my life, and especially in recent years when things got a tad tumultuous, I would say I could categorize a lot of well-meaning people into two groups-
  • those who constantly and incessantly offer to help, do anything, and be anywhere for you but then, ironically, are always busy or unavailable on the off-chance that you may need them
  • those who make sure you know you can count on them and, well, you know you can
Be part of that second group. Only offer what you can give. I tire of people who say all the right things but can never deliver. Just my two cents...

2 comments:

Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

That is a GREAT piece of advice. I have to say, I was convicted. I know that at times, I am that first person, but over all, I think I am the second. Thanks for holding the mirror up.

Katie said...

That is a great way to succinctly say a lot.

Thanks for letting me know you're a Riley mom. I used to work for the Riley Children's Foundation before I stayed home with Madeline but it's still near and dear to my heart. Now I'm off to read your birth story!