I’ve missed blogging and most of all, I’ve missed you.
Are you wondering what got me back here with my fingers on the keyboard? Well, it was a morning walk with a dear friend – around a lovely lake under the bluest sky I’ve seen in a long time here in Northern Colorado. With each topic that we touched on (and when 2 women are walking and talking about life, books, family, friends, spirituality and all that good stuff — the walk is much too short) she would end with – and you should blog about that. And this. And that.
We all need motivators in our lives and I think my friend and I play that role for each other. When she’s lost and down, I can help raise her energy and refocus on something positive and upbeat. When I’m feeling lost and untethered and I’ve not been blogging for a while, she is right there with a wide range of topics. Oh goodie. Now when I run dry of something to write, I know who to contact!
My list of topics I ‘need’ to cover (according to her) include 1) my move to another city, 2) making friends, 3) finding my way, 4) volunteering and 5) lessons learned. I know there are many more but these are top of mind.
Before I blog about those 5 items, I want to write about friendship. It’s a connection between people who share something unique to them. My friend and I met when I was a young mother, wife, student and waitress. She and I really connected when life threw her a curve and she let others in to help her. I was one of those others.
Within a year, she was in my world helping me deal with a family health issue and she hung in there for ten years as a beacon, confident and shoulder to cry on.
I have friends from all walks of life. The best friends are the ones who accept me for my faults and failures and still want to be with me. Those darlings who see the best of me, the worst of me and continue to stay in my life. They allow me to show my sad side, my scared and insecure side as well as my strong and powerful being.
I’m lucky. I’m blessed. I’m glad to be back.
- Empty Bowl Becomes Friendship Bowls (margekatherine.com)
- What made us friends in the long ago? (margekatherine.com)
- Friendship (dailypost.wordpress.com)
10 thoughts on “Happy September!”
Nice! You have a wonderful way with words and I love reading them. Welcome back!
It’s really good to see you, welcome back!
Isn’t it wonderful to have such friendships? We are blessed indeed. I’m looking forward to reading what your friend told you to write 🙂
Amen, Miss Marge! Great to read your wonderful, thoughtFULL prose again! Thank you for the great reminders and peace invoking thoughts!
So glad you are back Marge 🙂 Your view of friendship is so right on, and if anyone in our lives who cannot accept all those things within us they need not be in our lives. The same holds true for us, as we need to be that kind of friend to others.
Great to see you here. And a big thanks for being such a faithful reader! Hugs
I look forward to writing as well. It’s great to be back. I’ve missed this!
Ah Shauna, thanks for chiming in here. Whether we like it or not life keeps throwing us lessons – here’s one, here’s another, wait – here comes three more! And like troopers we catch them, solve them and toss them back just in time to catch more. I’m done with the lessons — I say, lets go to a dude ranch and spend the day hiking and fishing and watching someone cook our supper. And, if we throw in a massage or two then all the better for us!
Lovely to see you here and to read your comment. What I love about friends is remembering where and when I first met them. Like when I hear a song and I go right back to that place in time – when I connect with a friend, I think back to when we first met and I am always grateful. Thanks again for your comment and for stopping by.
🙂 You are welcome Marge.
Hi Marge Katherine, glad you’re back. Your joy is between the lines and I wish you all the fun.
blessings ~ maxi