Holiday? Party? Just a few Drinks? Drugs? It’s Too Much.
What do REAL Friends Do? Tough Love Call to Action.
I have a message about tough love for you and it’s important. You could save a life. This message is unusual for me because I’m not a serious type of person. This has no specific Call to Action because it’s a true friendship tough love thing.
What is Tough Love
Tough love is your responsibility you take for your actions. It doesn’t matter what the consequences are but you know that you could help or protect someone else. It’s despite knowing the process could greatly inconvenience you. You’re being responsible to yourself for the protection of or to help others move forward in their life.
“someone treats another person harshly or sternly with the intent to help them in the long run”.
Tough Love Example
Perhaps the best tough love example is the parent with a drug addicted teenager taking very strong measures to help that child overcome their habit. This could include, locking the child out of home and not giving them any money for their habit. As you can see tough love is not only tough for the ‘other’ person, it’s also tough for you as the care giver as well.
My Tough Love Call to Action
Some months ago I had to be tough to my daughter with some emotional things she had going on. I found it just as hard (if not harder) than she did. The emotional things she was tackling were things she had to deal with and when she did she would be stronger as a result of it.
Specific Example for You
Now I’ve explained what I mean by tough love, I want to discuss a particular instance which is applicable to the festive time of the year. I’m talking of drink driving. What has this to do with tough love? Everything. Check out the Video.
A great example of tough love is not allowing your friend to drive home when he or she has had too much alcohol or is affected by drugs. Tough love is when you crash tackle your mate to take his keys off him. You call him a taxi and give the taxi driver some money to take your friend home. Yes, your friend will abuse and curse you!
Tough love is when you do this anyway because you love this person and you don’t want them harmed and more importantly, you don’t want your friend to harm anyone else. This is what real friends do.
Call to Action ‘Rub’
Here’s the rub. What if that ‘friend’ continues to abuse you afterward. After they have sobered up? Are they really a loving friend? Are they worth having as a friend? Clearly, they wouldn’t return the favour if you had drunk a bit too much.
We spend all our time saying to ourselves and others, “There was nothing I could do”, when in fact there was something you could do, you could take responsibility to protect others.
That’s tough love.
Please, take a look at the video clip. You never know, it may help you save a life.
This is my version of tough love to you because I care for you.
Have the best outstanding day,