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Monday, September 10, 2012

The Blessings of Friendships

If you've been reading my blog for any length of time then you'll remember some of the sage advice I like to pass on to my children.

This advice includes "Surround yourself with people who make your world better and avoid those who do not."

Last week I had a really shitty week and all I could do was focus on the negative.

I couldn't find the light.

I was dwelling on all of the negative and not capable of seeing all the positive.  But then I had an epiphany.

I have the best friends and family.  I've followed my own advice and I've surrounded myself with good people.  Granted, there are a few nuts sprinkled in there but that just keeps things fun.

Things happen.  Sometimes they are good and sometimes they are bad.  Sometimes they are very bad.  Life is 10 percent what happens to us and 90 percent how we react to it.

If I hadn't stopped focusing on the negative, I might have missed all these blessings.

My neighbors mowed my grass.

My friend and neighbor fixed my fence when a storm broke an entire section.

My coworkers made me laugh about noodles.

Other coworkers offered to help in anyway they could.

Another friend offered me a free pass should I need to fly to Singapore to check on my sick hubby.

My blogging buddies also checked in on me.

I received countless text.  Numerous phone calls and even a bring-over-some-wine visit.

Hubby is much better.  Thank you all for your prayers and concerns.

It's truly a blessing to have such wonderful friends.

4 random thoughts:

Monkey said...

you are wonderful, we are blessed to know you :)


Kristie Maynard said...

I'm glad things seem to be looking up for you and that hubby is doing better. Will continue to keep y'all in my prayers.
Your advice is very good and I need to remember it. I, too, am very lucky. I think I told you that I took a bad fall the other day and I can't believe how many people have been texting and asking if I'm okay etc. It is nice to have good people surrounding us.

Jenners said...

You are surrounded by love and good people and sometimes it does take a bad week to make you appreciate it how very blessed you are.

Moving with Mitchell said...

So glad your husband is better!

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