Flowers in California

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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Help when we can

Right now I feel that the material in some of my blog entries has been a bit trivial. This is especially when one considers what other people are going through. It's really not the end of the world to live on a quiet street, have too many books and have a tendency to overshop. I've had serious issues in my life too but none of the things listed above is very troubling.

Without naming any names at all or pointing in any directions at all, I will say that I am concerned about a friend of mine. She doesn't deserve her present situation. It's just not right at all.

In life, bad things happen. Everyone knows it. When they happen to us, it can be hard to reach out for help. But reaching out does help and people will help. When bad things happen to other people, it can be hard too. We don't want to invade privacy, we don't know if we're close enough to help, we may fear doing something wrong. It's worth trying though. It really is. Happiness doesn't always come from good things happening. Sometimes happiness comes from the help that people give us in really bad times. I'm so grateful that we all have the ability to help each other when we need it.



  1. hey, You sound a bit down. Never underestimate the power of your friendship and support. If you have a friend going through a rough time, just be there. And, when you're going through a rough time, call on your friends. Sometimes all we can do is listen, but that's more helpful than we think, I believe.

  2. Thank you, Patty. I just heard from the friend and she is doing somewhat better. Yes, listening can make a big difference.