I find it very discomforting when I see people publicly proclaim their support for their friends but not follow through when it truly matters. The generation we live often makes us feel the need to compete with any and everybody, and that’s truly unfortunate because there is enough room for everyone to win— especially when it comes to people we have close relationships with. I find it hard to believe you can call someone a friend and not be one of their biggest cheerleaders, especially when we go so hard for random people who have no clue we exist because of their followings or status.
Recently, I had the opportunity to support my dear friend Johnny at his first solo art show. Not only did I show up because he was my friend or because he is extremely talented but because there was no way I would miss out on the chance to hug him and witness this amazing milestone in his life first hand. A few months back Johnny, Laci, Darwin, and I sat at a Parisian bar in the wee hours of the night discussing our passions and encouraging each other to truly go after them. Talk about full circle. See his amazing work below or visit his website http://www.thejohnnysmith.com/ or social media platform @thejohhnysmith for more information.
I am grateful I could support my friend and I am so very thankful that Yah has placed vibrant, passionate, hard working people like Johnny in my life. Just watching my friends live out their dreams’ and fight for the purposes’ brings me so much joy. I make it my business to show up for them with no stipulations and should do the same for the people you care about.
If you have a song- I’ll listen, an event- I’ll attend, a product- I’ll purchase, so on and so on. The good things about being friends is being able to appreciate the little things, so show them you care in any way. Support your friends. Calm their stressful life. Make better memories with them. Personally we know how good it feels to accomplish something and look out in the audience and see your “team” or people who know your story, why not keep that feeling flowing amongst your circle?