Sunday, February 21, 2010

Circle of Friends

I have been given the Circle of Friends Award  by Donna B at Mystical Journeys. Please go visit her. Any blog award is an honor to receive, but I especially appreciate this one, because what is blogging but a circle of friends. We share various aspects of our life with one another, both the mundane and the extraordinary. We make one another laugh, we share our challenges and our sorrows, we comment on each others thoughts and offer advice and criticism. We share pictures of children, grandchildren and pets. We admire one another's artistic endeavors and craft projects. In doing these things we become friends.

A lot has been written about friendship, but some have said things that I think that are especially fitting for friendships made through blogging.

A friend is someone who listens attentively when you say nothing.
Author unknown

You can't stay in your corner of the woods waiting for friends to come to you. You have to
 go to them sometimes.
Winnie the Pooh

Good friends are like angels-you don't have to see them to
know they are there.
Author unknown

Tis the privilege of friendship to talk nonsense and have
our nonsense respected.
Charles Lamb

Every good friend was once a stranger.
Author unknown

Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another
"What! You too? I thought I was the only one.
C.S. Lewis

 I am to pass the award along to five bloggers. That is the hard part since there are many I would like to pass it to. When I think of a blog friend the first person that always comes to my mind is Betty at A Glimpse Into Midlife. She is the best there is in a friend, blog or otherwise. So I will pass the award to her today and to four others in the near future.

Thank you to Donna B and to all the other bloggers who have been a friend to me.

13 comments:

  1. A good friend is hard to come by and when you have one you truly need to treasure their friendship. Congratulations Donna.

    God bless ya'll!!! :o)

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  2. Yeah, Jeanie, congrats on the award. I admire your blogging regularly and being so busy with so much in your life too. And you are funny too. Hugs.

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  3. Congratulations on your award! They are fun!

    I think you are having some not real nice weather again this weekend. We will get some of it tomorrow and then a couple of days more.

    The cars were a 1936 Ford and a 1934 Ford, both coupes.
    ..

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  4. Congratulations on the award. Lovely quotes.

    Mad Hatter

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  5. I especially like:

    Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another
    "What! You too? I thought I was the only one.
    C.S. Lewis

    This is exactly what goes on in the blog world, isn't it? It especially hit me when I did my posts about being adopted, and about my mother being an alcoholic, the number of people who contacted me privately and said ME, TOO...or my sister is, my mother is, I have a sister who I've never met...etc. Sometimes we do think we're alone in some situation that has touched our lives, and to find someone else is to almost be validated.

    Thanks for the lovely quotes on friendship. I'm going to copy some of them to my 'quote' journal.

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  6. Awe, thank you so much Jeanie! I feel honored and humbled. I appreciate your friendship so much. You are so honest with your advice and always know what to write, to make me feel better. I´m so glad we met through this bloggy world and hope to continue this "long distance" friendship.
    Thanks again for the award!
    I love your friendship quotes, they really say so much of what I feel too.

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  7. I also think that those of us who reach out to others, in this new form of social networking are making a whole new wonderful set of friends. Imagine hearing that this was how we'd meet new people when we were teenagers. We would never have believed it.

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  8. Congrats on your well deserved award Jeanie. And I agree that Betty is a perfect blogger to pass it onto.

    "Good friends are like angels-you don't have to see them to know they are there." That quote really spoke tome today. Thanks for sharing it. It made me smile.

    I'm off for a long weekend vacation with hubby. I'll catch up with you again next week.

    Cheers,
    jj

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  9. Congrats on your bloggy award!! I like your quotes! :)

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  10. Congrats on your award!! Aren't friends wonderful!

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  11. You are so welcome my dear friend! You deserve it. Great post!
    I LOVE that quote, "Every good friend was once a stranger". LOVE IT!!

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