You Showed Up So Thanks

Darrin Atkins
2 min readNov 24, 2023

It really does mean a lot, you know

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You find out who your friends are when things go south and you need a helping hand.

One time I had to move from one place to another. I couldn’t do it myself, partly because two items were super heavy.

“I’m busy," said one person.

“Don’t have a truck," said another.

Finally, I mentioned this to a co-worker.

“Well, how long would it take?"

“Five minutes maximum," I answered.

“Are you sure?"

“I promise. We just need to move two items out of the kitchen.”

“That’s fine. We can help."

When they arrived on Saturday morning, I said, “You showed up so thanks for that."

We finished in two minutes and I remember the fact that they helped me when nobody else would do so.

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One time I was at a low point in life. I had lost my sense of direction and was just adrift, sleeping in a campground somewhere near Flagstaff.



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