Messages From My Friend
“Messages from My Friend” is an ongoing collection of real-life experiences about "Making even one life breathe easier", by resolving the daily challenges of: Family, Relationships, Cultural Issues, Joy & Loss, and Inspirational Experiences, while searching for the “True North” of our heart.
My friend's experiences are augmented by the writings of: Shakespeare, Kipling, Emerson the Books of the Bible, "The Book of Virtues", "The Breakthrough Effect", "The Seven Seasons of the Man in the Mirror, "The Quotable Lewis", "Things That Matter", "The Book of Joy", "The Greatest Generation", "1776", "Signature in the Cell", "Let There be Light", "The Purpose Driven Life", "The Traveler's Gift", "When in Doubt, MAKE BELIEF", etc.
The websites listed under "Other Sources" on the Navigation Bar also provide additional insights & inspiration.
This website's purpose is to open minds, soften hearts, and touch souls to "Make even one life breathe easier", through the common denominator of shared experiences, that often requires "Treating the Imposters of Triumph and Disaster, just the same." (paraphrased)
ONE Blog Post Per Each Category is published at the beginning of each month.
EACH blog post has an "Embedded YouTube MUSIC VIDEO" which enhances the Theme of the blog post Message
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"COMMENTS" are welcome and easily made at the end of each blog post. Thank You.
December Recent Posts
A Daughters Love Letter to Her Dad – My friend took his 8-year old daughter to a fancy restaurant, as a treat for getting all “A’s” on her report card. His daughter loved getting all dressed up and enjoyed her special meal. Once, she got a “B” in Penmanship because she didn’t follow the boring instructions. She cried continuously from the time she got home. She confessed her failure to her dad when he came home from work. She was confused and surprised when he said, “… (Read More)
I Found One Love – My friend met his wife on a blind date. He was smitten. She was not interested. His relentless pursuit for dates wore her down, until she actually began to like him. Then, she took a job 1,200 miles away, in Ponte Vedra Florida. There were all kinds of hard-bodied beach boys swarming around her on weekends, at the ocean front beach. But that did not deter my friend. He… (Read More)
Thanksgiving – Then & Now – My friend read President Roosevelt’s Proclamation for Thanksgiving Day to his family when they sat down for dinner. That Proclamation referenced Presidents Washington’s & Lincoln’s Thanksgiving Day Proclamations. They were in sharp contrast to Today’s... (Read More)
Joy & Loss
An Immigrant’s Triumph & Disaster – My friend’s Grandfather, J. L., came over from Poland at the turn of the 20th Century, with no money, but plenty of skill, smarts, and grit. He worked as a bartender, bought the bar & the grocery store across the street, became half owner of a Building Supply Company, and a Bank Director, amassing a Net Worth of over 2 million dollars. Then came October 1929 … (Read More)
Success That the Secular Mind can’t Imagine – My friend learned that Fortune & Fame are not the solutions they promised to be. The self-absorbed mantras of Wall Street & Madison Avenue are illusions, holograms of happiness. Emerson, Kipling, The Dali Lama, and Archbishop Tutu found that “Success” is … (Read More)
The Meaning of Wishing: “Merry Christmas” - My friend found that wishing, “Merry Christmas” is more than a tired, common seasonal greeting, Christmas is the “Echo of Eternity Touching Time”: The Divine became Human so that Humanity could share in the Divine. Recognition of that reality results in … (Read More)