The 4/20 Special -- You've Got A Friend In Bomber!
Life is full of ups and downs. When you’re going through a low, you feel realllly low. But when you’re on a high—you’re realllly on a high 😉. During those low points though it always feels great when a friend sincerely reaches out because they realize you’re not being your happiest self. It’s time to return the favor and be the ~cool guy~ in the group that everyone can turn to when times are tough.
On today's happiest of holidays, whatever trouble you're getting into, we hope you know you've got a friend in Bomber Eyewear. Here are just a few ways we like to help out a friend who's having a hard time... especially when that whole "puff, puff, pass" thing puts a little too much emphasis on the "puff".
You get what we mean. We're from California. 😉
Be an ear to vent to
Sometimes people just need to get it out. After a long day we just want to talk and rant about our days without being interrupted. That’s why a lot of us are in therapy -- the benefits of which could be an entire blog post on its own. Everyone needs a friend they can vent to now and then, and when you're that friend, it just feels good to know you're making a difference in your friends' lives.
Be the group mom
Whether you've got kids of your own or you just have that one friend who needs a responsible adult at all times (or, like, a leash), sometimes it feels good to be the person in charge -- Even if "in charge" just means reminding your friends to drink water and keep their shirts on in public. On 4/20 and beyond, take the time to show your appreciation to your friends and family by making sure they're healthy, safe, and supported. Just a quick check-in goes a long way.
Be the voice of reason
Aside from being a good listener, sometimes a friend needs advice. If you’re giving constructive criticism, then listen to their side of the story and play devil’s advocate. It’s very rare that someone is 100% wrong, so your friend may need to hear some feedback. And if they’re totally disagreeable then you can hide your eyerolls behind the AHI Polarized Green Mirror frames. (Sorry, we had to.)
Be the one who reaches out first
When you’re going through a rough time in your life it can be hard to admit that out loud. We tend to internalize our issues and shout out our accomplishments, which is totally understandable. But if you’ve noticed a friend has gone dark from social media and/or the group chat—try reaching out to them. Let them know that they have a friend if they need it.
Be the giver
A random act of kindness can show a friend that you’re thinking and care about them. You could get them a cup of coffee, buy an item off their wish list (like the BUZZ BOMB frames 😎), or treat them to drinks and dinner one night. An act of kindness can go a long way.
Be the fun friend
As we mentioned before some people want to talk about what’s on their mind. But sometimes they don’t. If a friend comes to you and says, “Hey man, I just want to have some fun today", then we suggest any activity that gets their mind off things. We’re always listing fun outdoor activities on our Bomber Blog so be sure to check those out. Or you could crack open a cold beer, eat some brownies, and play some video games.
However you celebrate, we hope you have a lovely day today, Bomber fam. Don't do anything we wouldn't do 😉