Friday, August 15, 2008
This Is Out of Topic But I Feel This Is Special To Share
A Friendly Coincidence
It was a surprise! Living thousands of kilometers away from friends and family, I have a limted set or sets of real friends. I am glad that I can also make some online although let's admit it, the feeling is strange when you don't actually meet them. But at least, the lonely days can be forgotten even with virtual friends.
I am not also one who really put so much fuzz about something insignificant but these days, I just realize (more) the power of friendship and how one can be helped or help or vice versa with a relationship built out by two strangers before, but now, are real friends.
In the Philippines, my friends are still active and we do send emails to each other. In fact, this last two weeks, I have sent post cards to at least twelve (12) people remnding them I never forgot them and of course, they too never forgot me. This actually includes my university friends and work friends in Ernst and Young member practice Company in the Philippines.
Although I have mentioned I do not give too much of a fuzz about things, when I remember my friends and the old good and bad days, I just get teary. Actually, I am blessed with my selection and collection of friends for they are really a set of heavenly blessings to me. When I need something, believe me or not, it is the friends I turn to and ask. And they have never failed me. How thankful I am they exists and I have chosen a right/correct bunch of them.
So why all these dramatic writeup on friendship and friends? Is it friends' day or friend's month or smething? Actually I don't have the barest idea if it is. But what I know is, friends day for me is everyday. And what is more? Yesterday, I have wrtitten a post on "networking" in my coputer and internet-related blog and at the same time, one of the online friends, Sheng Gorgeous sent me something that really made me think about friendship and the coincidence of what I have posted here.
We need friends for many reasons,
all throughout the season.
We need friends to comfort us
when we are sad,
and to have fun with us when we are glad.
We need friends to give us good advice,
We need someone we can count on,
and treat us nice.
We need friends to remember us
one we have passed
sharing memories that will always last.
This message made me thinking and I do believe in it actually. I thank her for being a friend as well and for all my offline friends that are always with me whether it's my up or down.