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Special people…


A schmooze with a good friend
Often leads me to ponder
How special people can send
You to such a place of wonder.

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Quotes & Questions 2018 #5…


“A friend is someone who understands your past,
believes in your future, and accepts you just the way you are.”


I don’t know who said this but I agree with whoever it was. True friends are those people who know you, really know you, and still think you are wonderful. They say what needs to be said and keep quiet when words won’t work. They make the good things great and the bad things bearable.

There aren’t a lot of people who are this kind of friend and that’s okay because you only need one to make it through life’s pleasures and perils. I am blessed because there are more than one of these special souls to walk with me on my journey.

Do you have a friend who understands, believes, and accepts?


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Kindness Role Model, reflection…

Kindness Challenge Week 4
Kindness Role Model


My life has been filled with kindness role models and while thinking about them two came to mind right away. Two very different women who have kind caring hearts. One who tries very hard to make people believe she is rough and tough but she is kind hearted and gentle. The other who shows her softer side to all but is stronger than most people I know.

The first is young, I could be her mother, and in many ways has an old soul.  I worked with her for many years and we experienced many life events together. There were her marriage and births of her children. We each had surgery. There were illnesses and deaths in our families. The great company we worked for went out of business. We didn’t always agree but we did always get past the disagreements and didn’t let them come between us.

There were many kindnesses she gave to me but the one that stands out strongest was during the time of my brother’s illness. It was a very difficult time and I wasn’t always doing my share at work and emotionally I was a mess. One day I just fell apart at work and had to leave. The next day I stayed home and she came to see me. While I cried she sat next to me and said just what I needed to hear. Her words encouraged me and filled my heart with hope. I will never forget this kindness.

The second role model is a woman with a servant’s heart. After the first time we met, she texted me saying she enjoyed our chat and would I like to have lunch. That text made me so happy! Because I, too, enjoyed our chat and also because I was finding it difficult connecting with anyone at the time.

She has given me the gift of her time over and over. I know that I can call her anytime day or night and she will help any way she can. She has taken me to the doctor and sat with me when I had surgery. She takes me to the grocery store and on errands. If I am not feeling well she does the shopping and brings the groceries to me.  She is a wonderful cook and shares her good food with me. She listens to me grumble and complain then makes me see the absurdity of it all and makes me laugh.  She is more than a friend she is like a sister.

I have learned what kindness is from these women
and hope that I grow up to be just like them.

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This week I celebrate friendship.


There are lots of different kinds of friends:

Those who are acquaintances, people you know but aren’t especially close to. The people you know for a time or season of life then they are gone. Some friends are those you work with and rarely see outside of work. There are the friends who call you when they need something and only you can help them. Some people just show up now and then and it’s great to see them.

There are also the best of friends who sometimes are really more family than friends and sometimes more family than your actual family. These are the ones you laugh with but you can also cry with them. These are the ones you can agree to disagree with and it doesn’t matter what the difference is you still love each other. These friends you can call anytime for any reason and they are there for you.


These are the friends who are priceless gifts from God.

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