Wednesday, September 12, 2012

What is a friend?

I have the very good fortune of having several true sincere friends.  And mind you, I know what I am talking about when I say true and sincere.  I consider myself to be true and sincere so why not want that in return?

One true sincere friend of mine I met in kindergarten!  And you know my current age - so yes, our friendship has endured quite a number of years.  Our friendship remains steadfast.  Our friendship is true and sincere. Our friendship will last always I am certain.  She lives in Texas and one day in the mail I got a small box.  Inside she included three sunny yellow coffee mugs with a letter 'announcing' I was the 'winner'!!  You see each week she pulled a 'name' and that person would be the recipient of her weekly 'thoughtful giving'.  Something small, something unique, but sent with love.  And here is a picture of those bright sunny mugs.  Each time I use them I think of my dear friend.  And they always brighten up my mood and my frame of mind.

All of my friends have always been my cheerleaders.  I believe they believed in me more than I believed in me sometimes.  Their words of encouragement were heart-felt and sincere.  My happiness and success means so much to them.  They reliably offer support and congratulations.  This mug I found on a clearance shelf in Dollar General for 60 cents!!  I found it right before I was offerred a job after being out of work for almost a year.

Needless to say I am convinced it was a sign, at least that is what I told myself then, back in 2009, and to this day I still believe it was a message signaling all of the good things that were to come. 

My friends help me stay grounded as well.  When the ego gets too big, they keep me in check.  And that is what I expect from a true and sincere friend. So on those days when I am feeling like the DIVA

I feel their taps on my shoulder and that brings me back down out of the clouds.

It is important to understand why friends are in our lives.  It's even more important to respect that friendship and to realize its value.  Needless to say it is imperative to realize how fortunate you are to have a true and sincere friend.  Sometimes just one is more than enough.

I am thankful for all of my friends, and I give thanks to God for placing them in my life.


  1. you are such a fortunate soul...I have a small handful of friends like that, and they include my cousin, my husband, and my dog!

  2. What a great post!!! And that is such a cute idea that 'your long time friend' has!!! What is better than opening a box full of sunshine? You have a sincere, true, good friend in her & Joan. You are truly blessed. :-)

  3. I love your blog! Can't wait to see more.

  4. This is great Sharon! I love the acronym - L.A.F.F.

  5. I should be in bed, but I'm enjoying catching up on all your posts. - Brenda
    PS: I think I have a Google account, but I'll keep with Anonymous until I have time to figure it out. :-)