Monday, May 22, 2006

Friends


A friend is someone we turn to when our spirits need a lift, A friends is someone we treasure for our friendship is a gift. A friend is someone who fills our lives with beauty, joy, and grace And makes the whole world we live in a better and happier place.
-Jean Kyler McManus

I have great friends. Not everyone is as lucky as I am in that regard. They remember who I am - even when I don't. They know that sometimes it's okay to just not know where you're going - or to have messed something up along the way. They know your heart.

Everyone Needs Someone
People need people and friends need friends And we all need love for a full life depends Not on vast riches or great acclaim, Not on success or on worldly fame, But just in knowing that someone cares And holds us close in their thoughts and prayers- For only the knowledge that we're understood Makes everyday living feel wonderfully good, And we rob ourselves of life's greatest need When we "lock up our hearts" and fail to heed The outstretched hand reaching to find A kindred spirit whose heart and mind Are lonely and longing to somehow share Our joys and sorrows and to make us aware That life's completeness and richness depends On the things we share with our loved ones and friends.
-Helen Steiner Rice
Also - drinking beer with friends is much more fun than drinking alone. lol

6 comments:

Kat said...

((((((((luv u Lizzy))))))))

The Watcher said...

Elizabeth, ye got yer groove back! Here's a poem a friend sent me.

FRIENDSHIP: the raw shit :-)

Are you tired of those sissy-ass "friendship" poems that always
sound good, but never actually come close to reality?

Well, here is a series of promises that actually speak of true friendship:

1. When you are sad -- I will help you get drunk and plot revenge against the sorry bastard who made you sad.

2. When you are blue -- I will try to dislodge whatever is choking you.

3. When you smile -- I will know you finally got laid.

4. When you are scared -- I will rag on you about it every chance I get.

5. When you are worried -- I will tell you horrible stories about how much worse it could be until you quit whining.

6. When you are confused -- I will use little words.

7. When you are sick -- Stay the hell away from me until you are well again. I don't want whatever you have.

8. When you fall -- I will point and laugh at your clumsy ass.

9. This is my oath..... I pledge it to the end. "Why?" you may ask; "because you are my friend".

Remember.......A good friend will help you move.....a REALLY good friend will help you move a body.......let me know if you ever need me to bring a shovel.

Friendship is like peeing your pants, everyone can see it, but only you can feel the true warmth.

elizabeth said...

I really really really love that - because it is true.

Jennifer said...

(((Hug)))

Tobiwan said...

I'm gonna have to agree with the Pirate. Only true friends can be brutally honest with you (without consequence of ill feelings).

Kat said...

tobiwan- I'd agree with the totally honest thing as long as it's asked for and would be of service to the friend not self serving....that's just ignorant.
You can't just be brutally honest with someone, leave them broken and bleeding and then turn around and say "but hey man I'm your friend so you'll have to forgive me". Honesty can be offered without the brutality because no matter what the truth there is always room for perception. Kinda like, think before you speak.
Ok
I'm off the soapbox now.