Friends  

gentelmanjim53 63M
487 posts
9/11/2005 4:24 am

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3/5/2006 9:27 pm

Friends


As we pass through this world we interact with people every day and in so doing we develop relationships with some of these people, they are called friends. In this life I have been blessed with a number of friends who for their own reasons have remained at my side through some of my darkest days.
Today I would like to thank those who have been there for me. They know who they are and I need not expose them here, but to each I will say thank you.
How is it that we determine a friend? Is it just the ones we have known for a long time and interacted with? Is it someone who has done us a kindness or put themselves out for us? What is it that determines a friend?
Long ago I came to realize that I had friends, most of whom had no idea that I considered them as such. They were a part of my life and if need be I would drop everything to help one of them in need. Is this what a friend is?
Others have been more like family, people to whom I could tell anything and not be judged. Yelled at perhaps, but not judged. Strange that this is what I find in the friends I have, they are to me like family. People for whom I would do most anything if they needed it or asked me to do it for them. I have a plaque that is inscribed with this saying,"he who enters here is but a stranger once", Irish in origin I believe and a good saying.
The time I have spent here has not been wasted for the most part , due in part to those with whom I have interacted. The only thing missing is the social interaction of physically getting together, soon this will happen and I look forward to meeting some of those with whom I have had conversations. Others from here may be months before we meet and some maybe never.
As dawn breaks on a new day it is my hope that my friends know that I am here if they need me. Most of them know what I will and can do and will ask when in need.
To all those future friends I say thank you for letting me be a part of your lives, each of you enriches me with knowledge, kindness and hope.

rm_blondeet 59F
7 posts
9/11/2005 10:57 am

you are a pretty sweet gentleman. kootos.


gentelmanjim53 63M

9/11/2005 5:30 pm

ET, have not felt much as to emotion since May, six words from you and I am crying like a baby. thank you sweet lady


rm_blondeet 59F
7 posts
9/19/2005 3:59 pm

well hey,
i do the blue funk thing and the long term friends.. we yell at each other to get it straight. just 'cause there is love. now i'm in tears. your friend. Et


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