Sunday, September 28, 2008

Gotta Take This Morning Off...


I'm going to take this morning off to get some things done around here that I've been putting off. You know how it is...you put things off and put them off until they really add up. Now I don't have any choice except to get them done.

I did want to say that yesterday was a good day for me. I visited with a special friend of mine on the phone...and that's something I very seldom do. The visit led to a lot of smiles and laughs nearly the whole time.

See, that's the thing about friends. If you are down, they can bring you up. If you need to vent, they will listen without judging. If you need to bounce an idea or opinion off someone, they are always available. If you just want to get an honest opinion about something, your friends will give you an honest answer to your question in such a way as to not hurt your feelings. Most importantly, friends are always ready to accept you for who really are, for better or worse! What a wonderful treasure friends are...

So remember, friendship only grows stronger if you share it. You enjoy it most when you give it away, and one good friend can be worth a thousand smiles.

Now, let's share a friendly cup of coffee...OK?

7 comments:

Big Sis said...

Glad you had such a nice "visit" with your friend. You certainly make a bunch of us smile everyday (and /or think, at least). Have a good one..love ya.

meltcat said...

Hey Jim,
Don't work too hard today...

Your smilin' friend,
Cat

Manu said...

Good Sunday to you Jim...even though you say you gonna do some work. I know the feeling to put things off too, but sometimes cleaning up can sort of get meditative.
I was too busy the last 2 days to follow your blog so i read it today...i am happy to hear you had such a nice time with your friend:o)
I also enjoyed the story about the feeder...you really got a wonderful way with the written word, in you is truly a writer. Thank you for all those wonderful stories you tell.

Have a great day,
Manu.

Myrna said...

Hey HermitJim - like the saying goes - friends are strangers we just haven't met yet. We are fortunate to live in a society where we can make friends - and I spent domw time at the mall the last cuple of days - and there are sure a lot of lonely people - but they do have their mall friends. Whatever works aye !!
Sunday and gotta - coulda used a few more winks !1 - but sunny here and no white stuff so hey all is well.

HermitJim said...

Hey Sis...thanks for coming by.I'm glad you can visit wih me and that I can put a smile on your face.

Hey Cat...your smile always helps to remind us that each day can be brighter when we share a smie with someone.

Hey Manu...glad you liked the feeder story and glad you had the time to stop by. Your visits are always appreciated.

Hey Myrna...it's true that there are a lot of lonely people in this world.I believe that no matter where we find our friends, they are really our strength.

Thank you all for taking the time to come by and share a bit of your day with me...Your visits bring me a lot of joy and I look forward to seeing you all each and every day.
Thanmks again...

blondie said...

blondie is late getting here again :(

That was a great post Jim and once again you brought a smile to my face (although I think you do that daily now :)

I have quite a bit of catching up to do myself today. But needed to get caught up with my friends first. First things first, right?

So don't work too hard and I'll try not to either.

C'ya later, errr...??
blondie (giggle)

HermitJim said...

Hey Blondie...my favorite Colorado Cupcake! How are ya...? Sure glad you could drop by this morning!

Funny how the unimportant things add up when we aren't paying attention, huh? Gets in the way of our fun stuff!

You have a good day, my Girl!!