This weeks theme is: Tell us about a positive influence you had in somebody else’s life.
This is easy for me. I tend to be the person that others seek out to listen to them and offer advice/hugs/a shoulder to cry on/all of the above. One of my friends described me as a therapist that cost him just the price of a pint.
Now, this can be a problem for me, because it seems that no-one wants to listen to my problems or think I have it together all the time. (Which is probably why I started on this site to begin with.)
But it does mean I’ve done a lot to help them. Whether counselling a friend on his stag night because of a family issue, making a suicidal friend feel better about themselves literally in the time it took to get a pizza delivered or taking my best friend from being in tears because she was overwhelmed to being in fits of laughter, I know I’ve put good out into the world.
And I’m going to use this entry to put out my standing offer: if you have anything you want to get off your chest, feel free to leave a private note. I am listening.