Dr. Laura
Dr. Laura, America's #1 Relationship Talk Radio Host
On: SiriusXM Triumph Channel 111
Call 1-800-DR LAURA (1-800-375-2872) 11am - 2pm PT
Email of the Day
Being A True Friend
Being A True Friend
08/20/2019

A friend of mine was asked to make 100 cupcakes for a wedding rehearsal dinner.  She accepted but soon realized she was in over her head.  She called me a month in advance to ask for my help, as I do specialty order cakes and cupcakes, so it wouldn't be a challenge for me.  So, I agreed.  The night before I was supposed to help her, she had a family emergency and asked if we could reschedule our cupcake decorating.  I was grumpy, because I had specifically planned my day around this event, and really didn't want to do it on the new time schedule.  

I told her I'd call her back, hoping I could buy a few minutes to think up a good excuse.  I happened to be on my computer and had your website up when an article on being a true friend caught my attention.  That's when I had a "what am I thinking?" moment.  My friend had asked me well in advance for help, and I'd agreed.  She had an unavoidable emergency and I did not.  I was ashamed of my self-centeredness and realized what a crank I was being just because I was tired.  

I called my friend and asked her to just bake the cupcakes.  I went over her house the next night (full of caffeine) and we knocked out all the decorations while having a great time doing so.  Thank you for helping me realize what being a true friend entails.

Sara


Remember, all of you can send me "letters" too - by email!  Just sign into (or sign up for) the Dr. Laura Family - it's free - and tell us of your experiences. 

Tags: Attitude, Behavior, Character-Courage-Conscience, Friendships, Values
PERMALINK | EMAIL | PRINT | RSS  Subscribe
< Back to Email of the Day Archives
Make an Appointment
Stay Connected
or connect at a place below
Normal Gear
Latest Poll
What was your favorite food as a kid?
Archives  |  Results
Programs
About Dr. Laura
Letters
E-mail of the Day
From Listeners
Audio & Video
YouTube Videos
Stay at Home
Parenting
Relationships
Simple Savings
Work at Home
Tip of the Week
Subscription
Membership
Help & Support
Family Premium Help Center
Podcast Help
Contact Us
Legal
Terms of Use
© 2019 DrLaura.com. Take on the Day, LLC
Dr. Laura is a registered trademark of Take On The Day, LLC.
Terms & Conditions  |  Privacy Policy
Powered By Nox Solutions