Tuesday, March 29, 2011

The Joys And Pains Of Growing

I believe even by the age of 50 we are all still growing. I believe with any growth we experience joy and pain despite age. I believe we all have a reason to be in this world and should share it with others. A plant starts as a seed which is then placed into a container filled with soil for which to grow a root. With proper care, nourishment, and love the root will thrive and little by little will need larger containers. People, like plants have different purposes as well. We are all placed in various containers but share the same goal, a beautiful life. I believe all of our seeds and containers are not the same in order for us to share our gifts and ask for others to share theirs with us. We all need to be friends and help nourish one another. Most plants and people thrive fine with a few sick leaves here and there having to be repaired. Some plants have a problem the moment the seed is planted and struggle through life, some did not get the correct nurturing from the beginning and grew wild with thorns and some get hurt unexpectedly through storms. When the leaves are dry and the roots are not thriving as they once did we still want to feel we belong. We still want to feel we were put here for a reason. All plants as well as people will eventually die. Nothing can remain forever. Some have long lives, some short. Some grow happier than others. Let us begin today to embrace and enjoy the time we have together. Observe all the seeds around you and keep learning and growing from one another. The world truly is a beautiful place thanks to all the seeds sprinkled around us. What seed do you have to share with another person? Who can you share it with today? Has someone had an unexpected loss that needs help getting through? Is there someone whose roots are slowly becoming ill? Do you know someone who cant afford things or has no one to help nurture them? Is there someone who is not in the correct container? Is there a lonely plant out there somewhere that could use you? There are endless ways to use your seeds to help others. Please let me know how you are using yours!!!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

What Is Your Definition Of Friend

Keep smiling, keep shining
Knowing you can always count on me, for sure
That's what friends are for
For/In good times and/in bad times
I'll be on your side forever more
That's what friends are for

Thank you Dionne Warwick for the beautiful lines to that song.

I believe in our lives at some point we all will need someone to count on or assist us in some way.

I have found in my life numerous defintions of friendships.

The dictionary version is one attached to another by affection or esteem.

I have family members who I consider my friends my husband being on the top of the list.

I have special ladies who I see from time to time but we always have a connection despite the days we are apart.

I have people who live far away from me but I can pick up the phone anytime and laugh, cry, confide or just say hi.

I have many online friends for whom I share stories and tips and helpful conversations through typed words on a screen.

Social networking is a wonderful way to reconnect with friends.

We dont have to be alone. Friends are like angels, we do not have to always see them but we know they are there with us.

Tell me about your special friends.

Tell me how you spend good times with your friends

Who are the people that are there for you to laugh with, cry with, confide in?

Please lets keep the conversation going. I would love to hear your friendship stories....

and while your thinking....enjoy this link....in honor of the friends I hold dear to my heart....all of you