Text Me   3 comments

I have dear friends, a married couple, who are going through a very tough time right now.  And I don’t do facebook.  So what are my options, really?  I dropped my $500-a-visit shrink months ago, so now this is all I’ve got.


I think to myself how can I be helpful, caring, what is it that I can provide to offer some support.  My short answer is, I don’t think much at all.  The one thing I think I am good at is talking…I can talk forever.  But that only helps me really.  I also get these motivational texts, everyday, from a certain place I visited once for an extended period.  No, it was not prison.  Imagine if prisons sent motivational, uplifting texts to all their former inmates, how many fewer crimes there would be?  Let’s say I am walking down the street, I am out on parole, and I need cash.  I think to myself, I might as well rob the next store I come across, it’s all I know.  Then BAM, I get a text message from Sing Sing: “All is not lost, turn the other cheek, wasn’t prison terrible?!?”  Now, I say to myself, I shouldn’t rob this place, I should get a job!  Yeah, I think prisons should be sending the kind of texts I am getting daily from a certain place that wasn’t prison.


I can forward all the motivational texts I want to my friends in need, I am not sure it will help.  It certainly won’t help if they are on a limited text message data plan, that much I know.  So maybe I will email my motivational text messages instead, that way at least I am not costing my friends in need any money.  Unless of course, with their limited data plans, they are checking emails with their cell phones, in which case I am still costing them money.  So maybe I will just keep these stupid messages to myself, and I will tell them in person, after I give each of them a hug, because at the end of the day maybe that’s the best, most meaningful thing I can give them.



Posted November 8, 2014 by mayday76 in Uncategorized

3 responses to “Text Me

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  1. Hugs truly are the best medicine! Can I get a raincheck please? Gotta get used to being this new bionic version 😉 Visits are absolutely welcome!

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