Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Friendships

I was at my friends blog tonight and I thought it was interesting how she posted on two of the topics that I am posting on now... There are some things in her blog that I am going to steal... Not sure if it is good to steal from a Pastor, lol but here I go, lol... The way she worded it was so perfect... Thanks Sue...

When we are young we see friendship as someone who will play with us, who will share their toys us. As we get a little older friendship means having someone to do things with, someone who will stick with us in school, someone who we share the joys and sorrows of growing up with.

My friends seem to know me better than most of my family knows me... Or maybe it is because I try to protect my family from being hurt or being worried... Even though much of my family and my daughters are my best friends, flaws and all... And my non- family friends accept me for who I am flaws and all... My friends seem to know when I need more help even when I don't see it myself... Which seems to be the case most of the times... I wonder why it is that as adults we have a harder time being ourselves... I know with myself, I let certain things be seen and I have walls for other things... Now my good friends can see past those walls and will make sure I don't close them out... Although I try hard to do that... I wonder why that is though...

I have thought about this somewhat... And I think it goes back to when I was younger... Usually when someone did something for you, there was a cost that would need to be paid later on... There was always a cost that may be too much to bear... Eventually you get to where you keep that wall up and close the doors and don't really let others get to close... 


My friends seem to keep me on the right path and try to keep me from doing stupid things... Things that I know better than doing, but seem to do them anyhow... I do thank God for putting these friends in my life... Not sure I would be the person I am now if it wasn't for many of these friends... I wonder if there are times that I make it difficult for my friends... I can, let's see how to word this... I can be a bit  stubborn and head strong...

I have this one friend that seems to be there even at my worst when I am thinking my least... Actually this is a few friends... But I have this way of just going out for drives when I need to think and sometimes my thinking is not in the best way... But for some reason they show up at the right time or in the nick of time... I think God put them in my life to be my rescuing friends... I think everyone needs friends that are willing to be there for them when they are at the lowest... 

Then I have this other friend who I can bounce all kinds of things off of her very smart mind... I have never met her (S), but she is great... I met her on Facebook and she seems to be able to listen to what I have to say and make sense out of it all... I can talk to her about just about anything and not feel stupid... Then I have met many friends online that I am blessed to have in my life... Like my friend Denise from PA, Ramona who was suppose to move back here to Utah, Nancybratt from WA and sooooooo many more that make my life complete... I like those kind of friends... And I have many of them... 

Finally my thoughts are that we need to live today as if it is our last day and appreciate those around us... Who knows, tonight, tomorrow, next week, or Lord knows when, will be our last day... I would hope that my family and friends all know that I love them even when I am not thinking the best or acting the best... I hope they realize that if I do something stupid, that it isn't because of them... Besides I do stupid things all the time... I would hope that my friends and family know they are the most important part of my life besides being a child of God... That trumps anyone or anything... Sorry guys, God wins out on that one, lol..   


 Below is what was posted on my friends blog and is so true... The Pink Academy: 
 
Don't let life pass you by. Don't dismiss loved ones or friends and just expect them to be here tomorrow. Never go to bed angry at your spouse or significant other, or your children. Love like you've never been loved and give of your heart freely. You have nothing lose yet everything to gain.


A closing note: Just as I saved this the first song that came on my Page was "Seasons in the Sun" by Terry Jacks... The song is about saying goodbye to your friends and family because you are going to die... Hmmm... Interesting... You can choose the song from the playlist at the bottom of the page... 

4 comments:

Pinks said...

We call that 'scraplifting' in the craft world, and it's perfectly alright. You may steal anything from me any time you want.

I love post! Friends are supposed to be those who we can be ourselves with. They're there when we're happy. They're there when we're sad. They're there when we need them the most. They accept us for who and what we are. They love us unconditionally.

I am very blessed to have you in my life. I believe God gave us to each other because He knew we needed each other. I love you my friend :)

Sandie said...

lol... Thanks for letting me steal from ya... You are great and you help me complete my thoughts on here... Thought it was funny how we both were doing the same topics...

God has put many wonderful friends in my life and I am grateful for them... Even at my worse for some reason they stick around... I am blessed to have you in my life too and one day we will meet... Love ya too

JenJen said...

May not be able to do much but you know we are there for you. You are mom to us and we love you.

Sandie said...

I know you guys are Jen... I was telling Dawn that the other day when I seen her... You guys are great... BTW we need to have a BBQ sometime... That is as soon as I get my yard done and I still haven't gotten any propane... I am such a slacker...