Monday, June 11, 2007

FRIENDS, Inspired to INSPIRE...

Happy Monday everyone! Hope you all had a great weekend. Ours was pretty quiet. And I actually got to do some running around...BY MYSELF!!! It's the little things :-).

Lately, I've been thinking a lot about how blessed I am to have the friends that I've got. I mean, I truly love my family and that's pretty evident by all the posts I do about them.

But I never seem to say alot about my friends. I never seem to say how much I appreciate them and how glad I am that they are in my life. Being that I'm 40, I think I'm a little old to have a "Best Friend"...as my real best (earthly) friend is my hubby. But I am TRULY blessed to have several close friends. And lately, I've even made a few new friends...that I've never laid eyes on. That's the beauty of this whole BLOG thing...I've made some wonderful friendships, with some wonderful ladies by becoming a blogger.

I could go on and on about this. But I'll spare you :-). However, I just didn't want it to go unmentioned that I LOVE my friends. I love that you guys are my support systems, my sounding boards (Thanks, Stacey Q.), my shoulders to cry on, my confidants and my cheerleaders. You guys ROCK!!! No doubt that family is, OH so important. But how boring would life be if we didn't have friends? I'd rather not even think about that!

Anyway, again, I love you guys...ALL of you! Both the friends I get to see when I want to and those that I've never seen, but get to talk to simply by logging on to my computer.

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A Friend

A friend will give you comfort, and hours on the phone (or on line). A friend knows when you need a hug or want to be left alone.

A friend knows when you need an ear, to just sit there and listen. A friend helps you to calm your fears, and cheers on your ambitions.

A friend can make you LOL, even when there's no one around. A friend is someone who makes you proud, of the friend that you have found.

Here's a big hug to all of you, of whom I am blessed to say are my friends. (NOTE: this was the only picture of a "hug" that I could find. But it seems to fit the bill today...that's a big ole friendly hug, ain't it??? :-)

Have a great week! And remember, Be Inspired...I AM!!

10 comments:

Cheryl Wray said...

That is the CUTEST picture!!!! LOVE it!!
What in the world would we do without friends?? They are so precious!!!
And I LOVE that having a blog has introdcued me to so many great gals!! Like you!!!

Jude said...

What a great picture, and a sweet post! Also, so, so , true! :) SInce I love IKEA so much, when I can convince Micah to make the trek, maybe we will actually meet up! LOL...

gold said...

The picture of your dd with dog is so cute.Yes it great to have friends!!

Brown English Muffin said...

Ahhh this is sooo sweet...it's amazing the places you find real friends!!

Gretchen said...

Thanks for the hug, the sweet words, and your friendship, too, Dawn. We are all blessed to have found yet another avenue for fellowship and friendship.
(((hugs)))

the feathered nest said...

Hi, I just popped over from another blog and saw that you live in Powder Springs, I live in Smyrna (small bloggy world isn't it LOL).

Your little girl is a cutie and that's a perfect picture!

Manuela

Renee said...

What a sweet post. Love the pic.

Leah said...

That picture just melts my heart!
Great 'ode to friends!

Lynilu said...

You know, Dawn, I think that it is not that we get "too old" to have best friends, but as we mature we realize that it is nearly impossible to have one friend who fulfills our many needs, so we have several, each of whom has a special purpose in our lives ... and a special place in our hearts.

And I agree with you that blog friends are a special lot that, even when we've never met them vis a vis, become very dear and precious in our lives.

Hugs to you for the very sweet post. And a hug to that dear little girl, too!

ScrappinMyRoots said...

this was very sweet of you Dawn!!! We love you too!