Friday, August 27, 2010


To My Special Blogging Friends,

There was a piece in our local paper,sometime ago, about Friendships as we age, and I agree with it wholeheartedly. I don't run the roads like some folks, stopping at every little gas station, grocery store, or restaurant along the road, or sit with the locals, morning after morning, like clock work, drinking cup after cup of coffee, discussing the news form every corner of the globe, but I am guilty of taking a few minutes out of every day (or should I say, most days) and blogging with a few good friends. I feel sitting here peacefully, in my home, typing a few words, is indeed, sharing a free special moments with dear friends.Whether we see each other, face to face or not, I feel a good friend, is out there somewhere waiting to check their morning blog, just as I am. A lot of folks hit the coffee pot the first moment their eyes are open. Well, maybe the second. The bathroom has first dibs, but during those first few minutes, anyway for me, I hit the computer's On button. No paper or phone for me. I get the paper, but hardly ever read it, beyond the obituary column, and I use the phone, when absolutely necessary, but very little.

This a piece by Monica Rhueling, in our local paper, is excellent. It expresses my feelings exactly. I emailed the paper to see if they had it online, but they did not.
Here is the last paragraph.The rest was equally true in regards to special friends,
and I consider all of you to be among my special friends.

No matter what type of gathering or setting,no matter how many people are involved,and no mater the social or economic backgrounds,friendship means acceptance.We all have a desire to be needed and to feel as if we belong.Becoming a part of someone else's life can be uplifting;our self worth increases as a result.The sense of giving back to others, with no strings attached,is the ultimate gift of true friendship.
This piece was written by Monica Rhueling,family caregiver coordinator for The Lincoln Trail Area Development District Agency on Aging,for our local paper.

If friendships were not that important, I doubt there would be so many quotes in reference to them. Here are a few quotes I found this morning. I love quotes.

Life’s truest happiness is in the friendships we make along the way

The best times are always found when friends and family gather round

Love, laughter and friends always welcome

Love is blind. Friendship quietly closes its eyes

Keep company with those who make you better

Good friends are good for your health

Friendship sweetens the cares of life

Friends and family make this house a home

Friends are angels in disguise

Friends are God’s way of taking care of us

Friends are like quilts, they never loose their warmth

Friends are the family we choose

Friendship is a sheltering tree

....and I could go on and on with the quotes on Friendship.

Please forgive me if I have posted on this before, but when I read the post today from My Farmhouse Kitchen on Kindness, I felt the urge to repeat my post. Thanks for visiting. I Do Love Hearing From You All!


  1. "Friends are the family we choose", that is the best statement!

  2. I love my online blogging community, whenever I check regularly on a blog, I start to feel like I know them, and find my self wondering about them sometimes during the day, just as I would a real life friend.

  3. you can never have too many friends :)