Hello everyone on this holiday Monday morning! At least for us it’s a holiday. Which is always nice to have. First I will apologize to everyone for not answering comments yesterday and for not getting this post out yesterday as well. After my first post on pictures our internet went down. And it’s been off until now. A long time. Especially when there are things I had planned to do. Sigh. I hope it stays on now. There has been a lot of problems with our internet this summer. It’s cloudy this morning. According to the forecast it is supposed to be sunny today. I hope so.
Yesterday was Friendship Day and celebrated as such in many countries all around the world. I like the idea of having a day to celebrate friendship. After all, friendship is one of the most important things in our lives. Many people actually don’t think friendship is important. They would rather be loners. Those people miss out on so much joy and love by being that way. Some people have been betrayed by friends and so don’t trust anyone anymore. They don’t mind having casual friends, but not close friends. They hope to protect themselves by doing things this way. That’s sad really. Just because we get betrayed by someone doesn’t mean we can’t trust anybody.
But if we want to have good close friends, those we can truly trust, those who will be there for us when we need help, those who will love us, those that we can truly confide in, then guess what? We need to be that kind of friend ourselves. Why would a friend who is trustworthy want to be close to us if they can’t trust us? Why would a friend love us if we don’t love them? Hey, it works both ways. If we want these kinds of friends, then we need to be that kind of friend to others.
Friends are not just people to hang out with if we have nothing better to do. They should be a real part of our lives, not just a decoration to use once in a while. Friends are precious. Like a precious mineral. Why is it called that? Because it has great value. Friends are even more precious than any mineral. They have far greater value than any mineral. Greater than gold, diamonds, rubies or any other mineral you want to mention. I collect minerals. I don’t have gold or diamonds. But I have many of the other precious minerals. They are beautiful to look at. They make a wonderful collection.
But friends are far, far greater. Far more precious than any of these minerals. But how do we treat our friends? Sad to say that many people would treat precious minerals better than their friends. To them, these minerals are a treasure. But in reality our friends are a much greater treasure. When we have such friends we should hold onto them, treat them as precious, treat them as a treasure that you want to keep.
Well, I was hoping to have this out yesterday on Friendship Day, but due to the internet problems that just was not possible. But I hope you will enjoy it today anyway. After all, friendship is every day of the year. In true friendship, even if you can’t be together, you still think about each other. I truly appreciate all of you, my friends here. I hope you all have a great day and God bless!
Steve and Muffin.
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