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Friday, September 16, 2011

JUST A THOUGHT


When we were kids, we thought our "best friends" were going to be eternal. In some neighborhoods, they cut their fingers with something sterile like a jagged glass or dirty pocket-knife, and mixed their blood, making them":blood sisters or brothers" for life. Today that might not be such a good idea. We have become more knowledgeable about newly developed diseases we might spread by swapping blood and spit. Today we just make a promise to be friends forever. But, few of us know the joy of true friendship. If you are lucky enough to have a true friend, treasure the relationship. They are few and far between.

I consider myself very fortunate to have cultivated some special friendships, which I refer to as my "heart friends" someone you know you can count on in the midst of crisis or turmoil, if only to have a sincere ear to listen while offering a hug. Everyone has multiple acquaintances they might refer to as friends, but often times there is a vast difference between the two sorts.

Family and friends are precious and treasures we all often take for granted. We have no guarantee of tomorrow and life can change in the blink of an eye. In today's hustle-bustle, fast paced life take a minute to take an inventory of the relationships that are important to you. Let those that mean something to you know that they are a significant part of your life.

Just something to think about.

23 comments:

Manzanita said...

Your post is timely for me. My best friend of 51 years, is having a birthday tomorrow and she just called to say she got the B/D card. Our friendship is a joy.
Manzanita@Wannabuyaduck

Madame Wildflower said...

Yes, friendships these days are not easy to come-by, yet we need to truly cherish the ones we have.

Great thoughts!

Rebecca said...

I really try not to take family and friends for granted. It's really hard in todays crazy world not too-but more the reason-we need them!

Donnie said...

Thank you for the reminder to honor my friends. Have a great day.

Thisisme. said...

Wonderful post LV, reminding us to treasure our family and our friendships. I lost my best friend two years ago, very quickly, and it really has brought it home to me how precious this life is. I always make time to tell my friends how much they mean to me and you are right, we are blessed indeed if we have true friends in our lives.

Dorothy said...

Great reminder! I am blessed with one special lady who has been my best friend for 70 years! We became friends on our first day of school and remain close today. Neither of us can remember ever being 'mad' at each other! ♥ ♥ ♥

Maple Lane said...

I am blessed to have the friendship of a girl I met in first grade also. She and her family are a priceless treasure to me.
Wishing you a great weekend.

Ginny said...

More than "just" something to think about, we should not take our friendships lightly and treasure them, they are precious!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It's nice to think back at the childhood friendships we made. I'm fortunate to be close to my sister and cousin that I grew up with! ♥

Under Her Wings said...

What a wonderful post, LV. You are right: true friends are a delight to have and a real source of comfort in times of need.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Very special words and worth following. Friends are so important.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I can so well imagine that you are a wonderful true friend to many.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I can so well imagine that you are a wonderful true friend to many.

Colony Mountain Stitcheries said...

Great post, LV! I am still smiling..."something sterile like a jagged glass or dirty pocket knife." We did just that! Actually, I think we hardly made more than a scratch, but nonetheless we were blood sisters, friends forever...now if I could only remember who they all were!

Thanks for the reminder...true friends are the greatest of treasures!

Christy said...

I have had my best friend for 30 years and i have no idea what i would do without her. We have been there for eachother through the good,bad & ugly! Having a true "heart friend" has been a huge blessing in my life. Thanks for this post :) It really got me thinkin'

Crafty Green Poet said...

yes, long lasting friendships are a wonderful and valuable part of life.

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

A beautiful and timely reminder! Thank you for this!

Petit Eyekiss said...

So true, so true! I had a school friend in the first years of school, and we were best friends.
later, she moved to another part of Sweden and we came away from each other. This is about 20 years ago. On my birthday came a Meil from her she had found me on Facebook and in the letter, she showed a picture of a handkerchief which I had given her the gift at a young age. She had saved it. Now we have contact on Facebook every day. She comes to my exhibition. It will be so fun to get together again.
Elisabeth

T.O. Geezer aka ~Ron said...

Amen! Family and friends are truly a gift from God. We need to take time as often as we can and tell them we love them. We never know what tomorrow will bring.

Take care and have a nice week :-)

~Ron

jane said...

What a loving and caring blog - yes we must treasure our family and friends - I to remember those school days and promises made - Take care Jane UK

bj said...

I know you are gone on vacation...just wanted to come by and say HI to your empty house. :))
Hope you are having lots of fun.
xo bj

Eileen said...

You are so right. I am incredibly lucky to be blessed with some wonderful longtime, very good friends.

Leann said...

I am blessed to have a few of those heart friends:)

Hope that your life is filled with them too!

Leann