With a Little Help from my Friends

Last week, the local paper printed some nasty letters about me in the letters to the editor section. I’m not complaining or anything, I actually expected when I started writing about Humanism for the local paper that some religious nuts would get upset. My last column was about how Humanists cope with stress. What I didn’t include, but what my fellow Humanists pointed out online, was that Humanists do indeed rely on our friends to help us get through the tough times.

Which is why I want to give a quick shout out to my friends. After the nasty letters were printed, my friends came to my support. Told me all sorts of wonderful things about me and gave me plenty of good rationalizations on why those nasty letters shouldn’t bother me, and that in fact, I must have done something good to get those nasty letter writers so upset.

And then, some of them wrote letters to the editor defending me! How awesome is that! My friend Myra’s letter, which did get published, came to my defense saying that I am a good person and that the nasty letter writers were way off base. And my good friend Wade seems to have organized a local support club to defend my honor in the paper.

On top of that, my book launched this week and my friends once again showed their support by helping me spread the word. I just feel so “blessed” to have such wonderful and supportive friends. Heck, if it hadn’t been for my friend Na, my book would look nearly as good as it does, as she helped me with editing, as did my mom.

So thank you everyone, I couldn’t get by without you.

1 comment:

  1. You can't let negative letters get to you! It will happen when you put yourself out there. It just means you've arrived!


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