30 Days of Truth – Day 21

Your best friend is in a car accident and you two got into a fight an hour before. What do you do?

Well that really depends on a lot of things, doesn’t it? For one thing, did my friend make it through the crash? Is she in the hospital with broken limbs but otherwise fine, or is she in a coma? Is she dead? And for that matter, what did we fight about? Was it something stupid and trivial in the grand scheme of things, or did something happen that made the argument completely justified? Did she accidentally poke me in the eye or did she murder my puppy? Seriously, there are just too many options to look at here.

So let’s assume that it was a stupid argument, because I can’t see my best friend killing my puppy. Given that, let’s assume two scenarios:

1. My friend is hurt but alive. I am going to run to her side as fast as I can. If the fight was my fault, I’m going to apologize like I’ve never apologized before, and if it was her fault I’m going to absolutely pretend it never happened. I’m going to hug her and ask her if she’s okay, and I’m going to be her friend like I’m supposed to be.

2. My friend was killed in the accident. If I’m being honest, I’m going to sit around in absolute misery for quite a while. I’m going to beat myself up, go through a million scenarios in my head about how things had gone differently, and probably ultimately blame myself for the car accident, even though that would be ridiculous. I’m going to agonize, is what I’m getting at here. And then eventually, probably a long time down the road, I’m going to tell myself that, in the end, my friend knew how I felt about her and wouldn’t have held such a stupid thing against me, and I’m going to grieve and hopefully move on with my life.

That got a little morbid? Hey, best friend (because I know you’re reading): *HUG HUG!*

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