Whilst preparing this month’s ‘Personal Effects’ I had an email from a friend asking for my help. She started with apologising for not being in touch and then breaking her silence with asking for a favour.
Coincidentally I had been thinking of getting in touch with her……and as I wanted to ask a favour of her too…….I assumed she would think me rather crass. So we had been thinking the same way…..and when I received her email I really admired that she hadn’t let her assumptions hold her back. More than that though…….I didn’t think ‘crass’ when I got her email…….I felt genuinely complimented that she considered me a friend who would respond favourably.
Thanks, Lesley…..I hadn’t considered before the powerful message that comes with a request for help !