Monday, August 03, 2009

On life experiences and compassion....

A good friend is having a bit of a crisis -- it's been on and off for a while, but generally she's having both economic and emotional challenges. She's a good person, a great friend and very smart --- she's also unlucky.

What frosts me is that she's had people around her that have no compassion or basic understanding about how life can take a good person and repeatedly poo on them. Between her family and some of her (supposed) friends -- they just aren't any help. So -- she's with me and Hubby... and we'll help her get her poo in a group.

So, today she's off looking for a job. She's cute as hell, smarter than most people I know and she has killer interpersonal and supervisory skills... She also has 3+ interviews scheduled this week.

Send her good vibes -- she only wants what the rest of us want... a decent place to put your stuff, a sweet kitty to cuddle with and a car that works.

and -- if there is any truth to the idea that this is a meritocracy, she'll kick ass in one of these jobs, make a big pile of money and tell her friends and (supposed) friends to kiss her cute backside when they ask her for help..... 'cuz they will.

2 comments:

Psych Post Doc said...

Best of luck to your friend. I hope she gets multiple offers. :)

It's too bad those around her couldn't see their way to help her, she's lucky she has you and your husband.

fireweedroots said...

Been there.
I'm sending good thoughts her way.