Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Friends are gifts you give yourself

I believe that saying.I value my friends and i try not to ever take them for granted.
I think i have the loveliest friends in the world and i have kept most of them a long long time.I am reminded of this very much lately.I have been going through a rough time not rough as in feel sorry for me everybody but rough as in personally hard.
Anyway things are looking up or perhaps its me looking up and what has helped me are my friends.Some friends are online and although i have never met them they keep me company and make me cry and laugh.They live all over the world and have expanded my knowledge a whole lot.Others are friends i have had for a while like my dear friend Chris who was my first married next door neighbour when i was 18 and newly married.Boy have we been through things that would make your hair curl (is that why mine is sooo curly)The other day i had lunch with her and she gave me such a gorgeous book called hope and told me it was ok if i wanted to cut it up,I said never ! (never lasted 4 weeks).She also sent me a book i'm reading called the five languages of love it tells how we all show love differently,some of us (me) are present givers and love sayers,Some (him) are service givers and NOT love sayers.
Anyway what a gem is Chris.Then there are what i call surprise friends,friends that you never expected and the next thing you know there they are in you heart! Jo Chris's mum is one of these.I never expected to feel as i do with Jo she just sorta grew in my heart till hey there she was,Jo calls a spade a spade (i can be like that myself) she is more my mothers age which i have come to know means nothing.Friends come in all ages and sizes and sometimes they are not even people but cats and dogs.
Anyway theres Jo a surprise friend and yesterday i opened an unexpected parcel,and aren't they always the best kind.She had heard i was going through a rough time and sent me the sweetest note saying the gift was from her heart and more true the bottom of her sewing box, Buttons galore teeny tiny buttons and picture buttons,ribbons, shapes, a teeny mouse (my favourite thing of all!)So thankyou Jo you made my week.So anyway after this epic post if you are still here listening to me ramble,here's to friends so lift your cup (tea or coke it matters not)
To my friends-the most precious thing I've got!


Mom of 2 Roses said...

You are the most incredible friend Jullie! You have been my rock through so many trials. I just want to say that I love you and value the friendship we have!


stop making me cry you silly biatch !
Love ya right back my friend,


nbeltane said...

i agree with what Laurie has said, you have over the past few years been my friend and confidant and for that i'm truly blessed. i have the little Believe charm that you gave to me and each time i look at that i think of you and what a wonderful inspirations you are. thank you Julles for being my friend.. xxxxx

Karen B said...

What a lovely post, & so clearly from the heart! Hugs Jules!

Katrina Chambers said...

What a lovely post a nice reminder that we should be grateful for our friends. x

Country Wishes said...

We are all lucky to have you as friend Julles, you are one of the sweetest people I know. ( Not to mention fabulous at keeping a secret.. wink wink ).


Peta said...

Even though we haven't chatted much in a while a value your friendship a lot Jules :)
Peta xxx

Southern Lady's Vintage said...

You are one of the sweetest, kindest hearted people that I know. You just don't know how much joy you bring to so many people. Friends truly are a special blessing. I tell my children that if you have a true friend you are indeed very blessed. Acquaintances come and go, but a real friend is a treasure for sure!! I love ya bunches!

Glenda said...

I love ya and if I can do anything for you please let me know,.AS southern lady says you are the sweetest cyber friend ever and it hurts my heart when your heart hurts,.Rosey and Shabby send you big piggy hugs too,.love ya Glenda

Anonymous said...

What a sweet & heartfelt post.....
Here's a (((((HUG)))) from me to you!!
Have a Great Day!!

Amy said...

Unexpected gifts and surprises are lovely. But friends are the best gifts of all!!!

Crafting by Candlelight

Sue said...

Oh Jules, that is so sweet!
You got it right, friends help us through , and we have different friends for different reasons, at different times!
Thanks for reminding us what we sometimes take for granted!

Southern Lady's Vintage said...

Hi there Jules.... Please come by my blog. I want to show you something.

Jules of Whimsicalnotions blog said...

thankyou all so much i wasnt seeking compliments but there they are and thats friendship.

whymsicalmusings said...

AHHH friends old and new what a wonderful thing to have:)

Thank you for being a new found friend I can't wait for our swap!

Gail McCormack said...

What a beutiful post, no truer words were ever spoken!!

onargyll said...

"My Friend"
my friend is always there
in rainy weather or fair
my friend listens to my dreams
and understands what it all means
I thank you for your love
and thank the man above