22/11/2015

That's what friends are for

Through rain, through sun, for good, for bad
just by your side - happy or sad

oh, what a joy to spend a day
with friends like that, what can I say

to sit there on a mountain top,
to cry, talk, giggle - all non stop

the air is crisp, the sun is bright
the sky is blue, no clouds in sight

what a blessing to have friends like that
they lift you up, you feel all set

because you know them, they know you
they speak the truth, and you do too

they stick around, are family
a sisterhood of sanity

and blessings goes to them today
warm heartfelt thanks - what can I say

That's what friends are for

Always by your side



Family isn't always blood. It's the people in your life who wants you in theirs, the ones who accept you for who you are. The ones who would do anything to see you smile, who support you and who loves you no matter what. Here's to those treasures, your wing-women, your friends.





That's what friends are for:


*signing off, feeling grateful

36 comments:

  1. I love your poem! Good friends are so special. I agree. Glad you have good friends like that. I'm happy to have you as a wonderful online friend!

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    1. Thanks dear Cathy, I am lucky to have you as a friend as well:-) Hugs

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  2. I miss my friends so much. This is one of the downfalls of living far away from home. Your words reminded me all those days :)

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    1. Oh, thats true.. Sending you hugs dear Raj:-)

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  3. What a truly wonderful poem on friends -the treasure that makes us richer and the journey of our life enjoyable! Totally believe in the magic of friendship. 😊

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    1. Ah, yes, the magic of friendship... Wonderful, thanks dear Shilpa:-)

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  4. Dearest Eli,
    Yes, we all need friends for our support network and also for falling back onto if needed...
    Life is never just one smooth ride and the older you get the more you figure that out. But it also teaches us to enjoy each day, with its little things of beauty that come on our path. THAT's the secret to happiness. There is no big thing like complete happiness. Nobody can stay that long on cloud nine. Life means we have to get our hands dirty too, a nice clean, romantic home is fine but it takes hands for making it clean and looking romantic.
    A big hug for the coming dark days. For me the most difficult time... that's the price we pay for having lived and worked in the tropics. YES, we got spoiled for being able to skip three winters; I know but I'm too weak for getting over that WINTER thing...
    Mariette

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    1. Oh, that is so wonderfully said dear Mariette - yes, the little things of beauty - to enjoy each day. The most important thing, and I love how you express that in your blog. Thanks for sharing and for your kind words. Sending you warm hugs back in this cold winter time.

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  5. It is a blessing to have wonderful friends by your side in good as as well bad times, for fun and for giving that patient ear... life's beautiful because of such friends. ♥

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    1. It sure is, thanks dear Shilpa- sending you big hugs

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  6. This makes me miss my two friends. My two greatest friends. Who no matter how diferent our lives, we always have our backs. Beautiful poem, thank you.

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    1. Thank you so much, and thanks for sharing:-) Happy to see you here

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  7. You're so right, Eli. We can't choose family, but it's wonderful that we can choose our friends.

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  8. Ah! This makes me miss my friends...my college buddies are both in UK and I miss them so much. Thanks to the technology we are still in touch.
    Lovely words and images.

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  9. Loved the poem, Eli. Good friends are always a blessing. :)

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  10. Such an amazing poem, Eli. Friends are like the siblings we never had. My friends are my strength and the moment I lose them, I cease to exist. My strength.

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  11. Wonderful poem, Eli! ☺ True friends like that are hard to come by and we should never take them for granted.

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    1. True:-) Thanks and happy to see you here, Debbie:-)

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  12. Dear Eli, what a lovely poem! You are so right, family is not always about blood, it is the people who want to be in our lives...and vice versa! Beautiful photos, and I love Dionne Warwick and this song!

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  13. Eli, these lines :
    Family isn't always blood. It's the people in your life who wants you in theirs, the ones who accept you for who you are. The ones who would do anything to see you smile, who support you and who loves you no matter what. Here's to those treasures, your wing-women, your friends.

    They mirror everything I believe about friendship and friends.
    Thank you for the lovely poem :)

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  14. Love the poem, and I wonder if the dog picture is intentional as dogs are very loyal and stick around, much like a good friend should!

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    1. True, a good guess dear Rhonda:-)

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  15. what an inspiring poem Eli, I loved the video and the song, true that what friends are for... am glad to have friends where I can just be myself, yes family is not always blood... and am glad to have friends who are in many ways more than family.. who have stood by me in tough times and have always been there, thanks for sharing, you reminded me of all the lovely friends, and yes I am glad to read this post: god bless you always !!

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    1. Thank you so much for sharing sweetie:-) Always so happy to read your positive and supportive words. Sending you big hugs

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  16. I love the saying that friends are the family you choose. What beautiful sentiments and lovely poem. I could picture you with your lovely smile, atop a mountain with your friends, sharing a laugh! Bless you :)

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    1. Awweee:-) Aditi, dear:-) You words make me so happy:-) Biiiig hugs my sweet friend:-)

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  17. Loved your poem. I stepped out when I was 17 and since then it was friends who were by my side - in good times and bad. What you said is exactly what I think of friends. So beautifully put :)

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    1. Thanks for sharing dear Parul and for your lovely words:-) Big hugs

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  18. Absolutely agree to that. Friends are way too special :)

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