My friend gave me some good advice. She told me to lean in, feel the wind on my face, and live life fully. She also said, “You can have it all.”
I wondered. What does it mean to have it all?
But, then, my friend fell. I asked her to lean on me, and we would walk through the storm in her life together. When she rebuffed my offer, it was my turn to give her some advice. “To have it all means to lean in as you live with a willingness to lean on someone else when in need.”
I’m feeling kind of philosophical, especially given the current state of the world. One of my all-time favorite songs is “Lean on Me” by Bill Withers. When I saw the photo, I couldn’t get it out of my mind. Click here if you’d like to listen to this song. Here’s another one, “Stand by Me,” a tune by Ben E. King. Click here for another version which is sung by a wonderful group of artists.
And, remember, we all need someone to lean on sometimes!
Thank you for stopping by and reading my story which is my contribution to “Friday Fictioneers,” a weekly challenge hosted by the lovely Rochelle Wisoff Fields. With the help of a photo prompt to inspire, we’re to write a 100-word story. The photo this week was provided by Anne Higa.
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Stay safe, stay well!