Phenomenal Friday-People You Least Suspect Will Support You!


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“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” ~Maya Angelou

This is my submission to Debbie’s Forgiving Friday  series, where she writes about and invite others to share their thoughts on  Forgiveness, Self-Love and Personal Growth.

I took my blogging seriously about two years ago when I started populating my website but despite promoting my blogs on Social Media, sharing posts on my personal and website pages activity was slow and very few people who I consider myself close to actually read my blog. At first, I was put off by the lack of interest by persons who I thought would really support my work, the people’s whose opinions I really valued. However, the people I’ve received the most feedback were people like you, my followers. Some of you I don’t know personally, I have never met and shared nothing in common with the exception of wanting to share our stories and motivating others.

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
~Maya Angelou

The point I’m trying to make here is that the people you least expect to support you are the ones who will. The years have taught me some tough lessons. Among them, people will distract you, they will disappoint you and some may never support you. Through all aspects of my life, a lot of my support has come from friends who have become like family and a lot less from family who are no longer my friends. Know this, there are people who will offer guidance, who will hold your hands when the going gets tough and carry you when you’re not tough enough. These are the people who deserve to be in your tribe and ride on your train. Treat them well! Remeber support is a two-way street.

~Happy Friday

©Etta D. Richards




5 thoughts on “Phenomenal Friday-People You Least Suspect Will Support You!

  1. This is beautiful, Etta 💜 I really appreciate your honesty and the way you explore authentic, loving support and how important it is!! I was just thinking how forgiveness connects us in love. 💜 I’m so glad you are here sharing your wisdom. This is a fantastic contribution to #ForgivingFridays. Love it & will share in next week’s post. Blessings and so much joy – Debbie

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  2. This is true. Almost none of my close friends or family follow my blogs. In fact over 95% of my Followers are from outside the United States of America. Blogging has introduced me to people worldwide. For me this means that if I ever get the chance to travel i can meet up with Fellow Bloggers from Africa, India and Turkey.

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    1. Exactly!! That’s the wonderful thing about blogging. Once you get passed not gaining support from those close to you.
      I’m grateful for the platform that has allowed me to meet so many wonderful people, around the world.


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