Friendship is meant to encourage each otherCharacteristics: Encouraging | Gift: Canvas
I always knew when I first set my foot into my workplace; this wasn't the environment or place that I belonged to. My heart and mind were into the artistic world where I could draw and color with anything that I could imagine. But this world where I had set my foot into was totally unlike my imaginative world. As days passed by, life was getting boring and lonely. Slowly my work was getting Robotic.
It was one of those days when I really didn't want to go to my workplace when a new person joined our team. Everyone was gaga over the new person, at first look, I never thought that I could make friends with him. I continued with my work without paying much attention to the hassle going on. That's when my team head calls me and tells me that I will have to assist the new person with all the formalities and to give him training. That was how our friendship slowly bloomed.
As days went by, he became my best friend. Workplace didn't seem as boring as before, we had fun like never before. Incidentally, I got to know that even he was not so much into this work culture. He had other goals and this job was just to sustain him as he continued to achieve that goal. He was a very talented musician and had won many awards at every level; he was just waiting for that one breakthrough which would expose him to the world.
On one such friendship day, he gifted me a canvas and said that I should get back into painting. For a moment I wondered, what if I won't be able to survive in this expensive world by only painting, but he still kept encouraging me. Even for him with each passing day he found it difficult to manage his work and passion for music. So he decided to quit his job and follow his heart and passion and he gave me this news along with the gift.
I had tears in my eyes not knowing what to do but I knew in my heart that he was right so even I decided to quit my job. That day I went home and took the canvas which he had gifted me and drew a background with a sunrise to remind me that this is going to be a new life with lots of challenges but yet I was ready to face it.
A decade later, I looked at that canvas which I had drawn the day I quit which took me to the memories of that day. If it wasn't for that one friend who himself became one of the best musicians in the industry, I would have still been in that work culture. We need friends like this who would encourage us to do the right things in life and I will always have a day and that canvas to remind me of that one friend.