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 is Published Per Category 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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March Recent Posts
Family: The Making of a Paczki – For Fat Tuesday – Madi Gras – More Treasured than an Ancient Chinese Secret. More powerful than the Manhattan Project, (if abused). My friend was 3 years old when the Polish Guardian of the Sacred Paczki Production Process allowed him to watch. He saw the density defying donuts prepared for “Fat Tuesday” – Madi Gras. They were… (Read More)
Relationship: My Friend’s Letter to His Granddaughter on Her 1st Communion - My friend was so fortunate and proud to witness his granddaughter experiencing the awesome awareness of the presence of God within her, during her reception of her1st Communion. And more so, by witnessing the reflection of the love & kindness within her towards her sister, by… (Read More)
Culture: Two 13-year-old girls and an 81-year-old Grandpa – My friend enjoyed watching the amazing diverse talents of 2, 13-year-old girls and an 81-year-old British soldier. The 1st girl sang opera; the 2nd was a ventriloquist; and the old man paid homage to his deceased wife, thru song. These 3 disparate people are a sliver of God’s Creative Brilliance displayed though 7 billion people unlike each other,, like when… (Read More)
Joy & Loss
Joy & Loss: The Thrill of Victory and The Agony of Defeat – My friend’s Son’s Little League Team, “The Padres”, made the “Bad News Bears” look like the 1927 Yankees. Except for his son & 2 friends., the rest of the team couldn’t throw, couldn’t catch, couldn’t hit. In short, they couldn’t play baseball. Until my friend became the assistant coach, and insisted that each kid’s father play “catch” with his son in the back yard, everyday. Their metamorphosis was phenomenal, resulting in the unbelievable playoff game… (Read More)
Evidence of the Presence of the Holy Spirit – My friend was an instructor of ”Christian Formation” to 14 Public H. S. Sophomores. During the middle of their study of “Christian Social Justice”, my friend asked, “How many of you attend Sunday Service”? One hand went up. My friend then told them why he didn’t go because he had to. He went because he wanted to, because he needed to. He told them, “… (Read More)
True North God’s Providence Triumphs Over Disaster – Against all odds. When all was lost. “When you have watched the truth you’ve spoken, twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools. And, watched the things, you’ve given your life to, broken, yet stoop, and build 'em up with worn out tools. When there is nothing in you, except the Will to say, Hold On.” My friend found God’s Providence, which… (Read More)