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.
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