Sunday, August 28, 2011


Everything we think and feel is creating our future. ''To gain happiness, you must learn to enjoy that which you have. It is not how much you have. It is what we think about that which we have that produces happiness. In building a happy, contented life, you must give happiness to others.
I took this from my friend Honey’s Facebook post.  I find her quotes and affirmations very comforting. 

It made me stop and think about my life and what I have and what I give away.  I am not talking about giving away material  things.   I am referring to giving of myself to others.  I try to be helpful to others and to do the right thing.   I have a few friends and allot of acquaintances.  I hold my friends true to my heart as they are far and few between.   I learned al long time ago you have to be a friend to have a friend.   What is a good friend you ask?  My definition of being a friend is being there to listen when they need an ear, to hold their hand when they are fearful, to cry with them when they are sad.  But most of all to laugh even when it’s not funny because sometimes you just have to have a laugh to make it all go away.    

I have different categories of friends, I have work friends who make my days fly by as we do our work and  laugh and joke to make the week and the stress go by .  I have wonderful facebook friends whom I have never met but feel a connection with.    They always give me a lift and a laugh.  I have childhood friends who I keep in touch with but hardly ever see , because we are spread all over the place.  I have deep down soul friends who I know I can tell anything and everything and it will never be told to another living sole.  I love these friends like they are family, maybe more that family.    I think the friends in my life know who you are  without  being  named one by one.  I love and care about all of you. 

Thanks for letting me ramble on...... Until next time. 


dellerd said...

I so know what you are saying. I too have many friends, ones that I have known since High School and are still close with them. I have facebook friends of all kinds, some have touched my life deeply. One of my facebook friends I am going to meet around the first part of October and she is moving here to my town....Carlanda, yes you see the name, Carlanda...LOL I am thrilled.

carlanda brown williamson said...

marlene, this is such a beautiful post! and yes, i hold you dear to my heart too. and debbie, what a lovely comment! yes, i am moving to your neck of the woods, and can't wait. oh com on, name us one by one!! xoxo

Marlene said...

Debbie remember that your gain is a huge loss for me... I want my friend to be happy but I will be very sad when she leaves me.

dellerd said...

Talk about putting your foot in your mouth, I sure did. I didn't know you two live close to each other and how badly you are going to miss her when she I feel bad I even said that, I am so sorry Marlene!!!

Marlene said...

Debbie don't be it is a fact of life and I know you will love her as much as I do. The good thing is when she does move there I will get to meet you to cause we will be visiting her and Lee as often as we can with work and everything.

Petie said...

What a lovely post! And when Carlanda moves that only gives you an excuse to take a trip! Friends are so special and each are valued! xoxo