Friday, September 3, 2010

The word is: FRIEND

Yep, that's right. Look at the definition. The various forms of this word can be a noun, a verb, and an adjective! How appropriate, for this word to be so versatile and, well, friendly! I am so grateful for my friends — I have some good ones, yes I do. People who I can completely trust; with whom I can be my true self. And the best part is that I can rely on them to tell me when I am out of line. Truly good friends help us to be/become the best versions of ourselves. I strongly believe that we can and should live our lives in a constant state of striving to improve our physical, our spiritual, and our emotional selves. People who say, "this is who I am and I can't change," are cheating themselves and their loved ones. It can be tough being friends with (or even being around) a person like that. It is NEVER too late to change. Never. Never ever ever. Did I say never? Never!!

I am also so happy and blessed that some of my best friends are also people with whom I share blood. The bonds of a family, being able to count on one another, and sharing life's experiences (both the ups and the downs) together. It's so important. And my very best friend? That would be my sweetie, Rich. I love you, hubs!

So for all of my friends out there, and for the friends I have yet to meet, I love you! Thank you for caring about me!

"Only your real friends will tell you when your face is dirty." —Sicilian Proverb

"If a friend is in need, don't annoy him by asking if there's anything you can do. Think up something appropriate and do it!" —Edgar Watson Howe