Messages From My Friend
MY FRIEND DIED.
I will continue to maintain the website and publish my friend's 120 Blog Posts about his real-life experiences, because they are Timeless. Many viewers expressed gratitude that "My Friend's Messages" "made their Lives breathe easier." The Blog Posts cover the 6-Categories described below.
“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.
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.
EACH blog post has an "Embedded YouTube MUSIC VIDEO" which enhances the Theme of the blog post Message
- You can access All the Previous blog posts Per CATEGORY by "Scrolling Down" after reading the current month's blog post under a Category
- You can access All of the Previous Month's blog posts by "Clicking" on the desired month under the "Archives" section on the right of the Home Page.
- You can access All Current Month's blog posts by "Clicking" on "Read More" after the brief summary below.
The "MOST POPULAR" Posts are listed to the upper-right: Simply "CLICK" on the Title.
"COMMENTS" are welcome and easily made at the end of each blog post. A Sample of Previous "COMMENTS" are on the right side of the Home Page. "Clicking" on the "Comment" takes you to the blog post comment. You need to "Scroll Up" to read the Blog Post
Recent Popular Posts
Family: I Found One Love – My friend met Jane on a “Blind Dinner Date” on New Years Eve, 1970. He knew immediately after dinner, that he wanted to spend the rest of his life with her. Jane didn’t share my friend’s enthusiasm. She never wanted to see him again. My friend was consistent & persistent. After flying 1,200 miles on weekends to see her, he followed up with daily phone calls & weekly letters containing Shakespearean Sonnets. My friend even bought a 2-story brick home before they were engaged. Jane responded by...(Read More)
Relationships: About Thriving Marriages & Lasting Relationships – Relationships are not about asking “What’s in It for Me?” They are not Conditional, “If you’re rich?” “If you’re famous?” “If you’re sexy?” Relationships are Less about Moonlight & Balconies, and More about Patience & Acceptance. They surrender the Need to be Right. The Key to Thriving Marriages & Lasting Relationships is… (Read More)
Culture: Civilization Hangs in the Balance – Compassion for others is “Hard-Wired” into our Humanity. It’s what motivated the Samaritan to help the distressed Jew. It’s what moved Mother Theresa to abandon the comforts of middle class to tend to the “Outcasts” of Calcutta”. That’s why it was so shocking when Dr. Godsell killed healthy born babies living outside the Mother’s Womb. Now, some State Legislatures are Passing Laws that…and Civilization Hangs in the Balance… (Read More)
Joy & Loss: The Polish Mule – For my 17-year old friend, Christmas was the Best of Times. It was the Worst of Times. It was great to dream about getting a new set of Hogan Golf Clubs, with persimmon woods & forged steel irons. He dreaded driving dozens of boxes of his father’s Home-Made Kielbasa Sausage to his father’s wealthy industrialist customers & their cultured wives. How Embarrassing. But, at his father’s Funeral, Each & Every Customer & Their Wives said... (Read More)
Inspiration: Words to Live By – My friend gave each of his 4 children a copy of the “Words to Live By” at each of their graduations from High School & College. Neighbors wanted a copy that was on my friend’s refrigerator, for their children. The “Words to Live By” are a collection of insightful, inspiring quotes from a variety of famous people. For example:… (Read More)
True North: What’s the Basis for Social Justice? - My friend was a Christian Formation instructor for Public H S sophomores with the Topic: Social Justice. My friend asked, “Why would they be concerned about anyone else’s just treatment? Afterall, thy were taught that everyone was formed by the “Survival of the Fittest” – concerned only for themselves. Unless you believed that everyone was made in the “Image & Likeness of God”, as children of God, then Life’s purpose would be to… (Read More)