If you want friends, you have to show up

It’s the 2020 Corona Virus Pandemic, and things are pretty locked down. School is out, everyone that can is working remotely, and people are getting caught up on games and getting after that Netflix queue.

I just spent some time with a friend helping him fix his computer so he could do his taxes. Even now, without being there in person, you can show up.

Seeing your friends should be fun, otherwise why are you friends with those people? But, laziness is a hell of a beast. There’s going to be someone’s daughter’s graduation party on a weekend you just wanted to stay at home. When people need help moving they need help moving even if it’s a rough week at work. When someone needs a shoulder to cry on it’s not an event they could schedule in advance and make sure that was a good time for you. You go to your friend’s tupperware party, pampered chef or whatever the hell else because it’s important to them, not because it was the #1 thing you wanted to do.

Bikers should know this. Sometimes your buddy breaks down, and you’ve gotta be there. So, here we are on a partial “shelter in place” depending on where in the world you are.

Call your mom.

Send some buddies a photo from a trip “Remember this you guys?”

See if you can bring some groceries or beer to someone who can’t get out on their own.

You can still show up.

If you want friends, you have to show up.

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