An answered prayer – friends.
Boy, things can flip on a dime if you want them to and you ask them to.
Last night was a cathartic post for me – after feeling awkward as arse about being gussied up all week. But before bed, I was feeling a little down in the dumps and my usual prayers started off a little differently.
I started out with a pray for me. I asked “God, please help me”. My God is of no specific religion. He loves me. He sees into my heart and knows just what I need. Always. My Faith is in Love. That is my God. He is love. A higher power that I see in every blade of grass, every ‘weed,’ every smile, every cloud, every note of music.
Anyway. Last night I was warmed first with a comment from one of my dearest friends on my post. Then with a message from a friend of years and years ago. In 6th grade, when I first transplanted to the US, he teased me and called me an English muffin. He grew into a handsome man who has served his country, makes me laugh on Facebook with his statuses and if I’m being totally honest, if we weren’t in different States, I’d be wanting to spend time with. 😉
Today – I spoke with another friend who I worked with for years in the same industry. It was so lovely to talk to her on the phone. After the initial ‘is this really you? It doesn’t sound like you’ it was as if time hadn’t passed at all.
I came back into my office later in the day to find another friend – who I worked side by side with for 6 years. Literally. lol. Our office was small but we got along so well that it was never a bad thing. We laughed and caught up. She’d just left a salon appointment a few doors down and stopped in.
But what are the odds of that being today? I haven’t seen her in over a year.
I am SO very blessed when it comes to friends. My best friend and I email most every day – and one of my favorite people works in the real estate office next door.
Then I got to thinking on the ride home – listening to my guilty pleasure, the Mama Mia soundtrack. I recant my ‘I have never been in love’ stance in an earlier blog.
I have loved. I have loved as much as I was capable of at the time. I gave all I had.
I’m not as broken as I thought I was. I have issues – who doesn’t? I also have tons of people who love me just as I am.
Posted on January 10, 2013, in Gratitude and tagged answered prayers, blessings, friends, gratitude, joy, laughter, Love. Bookmark the permalink. 12 Comments.
I’m glad you’re having a better day. Sounds like you’re having your George Bailey moment… 😀
yup – Zuzu’s petals safely in my pocket.
Maybe you should run for office, too…
nah – I’ll leave that to you citizens.
I forgot…you’re not one of us… 😀
“one of us .. one of us …” No, I am the Queen of the naked mole rats – you may join us in our tunnels.
Those things scare me!
I like your God! He sounds like my “God of the fields,” From the “Church of real people”. Why do we have to dress up for church? Why do we have to go to a building where other people go, to impress other people with how Godly they are? Pfftthttt! The Good Lord made fields of tall grass, that’s where I wish my church could always be. You got a good heart, that’s why you draw friends to yourself..I think you are a sparkly sugar flower, leaning to the light.
Sparkly sugar flower! LOL! I LOVE it. Just hope there’s no ants in the fields. 😉
Your words are wise, and often deep…. They cause my mind to think… Your not alone within the field- and the ants are in the sink!…(poetry for my Buddy).
love it! 🙂