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: Disney World, Giraffes, and Random Chance –When my friend’s family visited Disney World’s Animal Kingdom, his granddaughters were fascinated by the giraffes. My friend asked them why the giraffes’ head didn’t explode when it bent down to drink water from the pond. My friend explained that the giraffes’ heart was a powerful pump, in order to pump the blood all the way to the top of its head when it nibbled tree leaves. So, it should explode when it bends down to get a drink because all that blood would be rushing down to its head. Its head doesn’t explode because... (Read More)
Relationships: A Bride’s Choice of Two Men on Her Wedding Day – A Bride must choose between the flawed man, with good traits & bad, or the man she wants to change into the husband, with whom she wants to spend the rest of her life. My friend’s wife gave him a note. He kept it in his dresser drawer for 47 years (it’s yellow, with frayed edges). The note reads, “… (Read More)
Culture: A Hero – A young soldier & his platoon were trapped by heavy machine gun fire, by the Vietcong, during the Vietnam War. All the Medi Vac Helicopters were ordered out of the area, never to return. It was too dangerous. The young soldier knew that he was going to die, thousands of miles away from family & friends. Then, he heard a helicopter. Ed freeman was coming for him. Against all odds, with machine gun bullets whizzing past him, Ed freeman loaded the young man & a dozen others onto his helicopter. Ed returned 13 more times… (Read More)
Joy & Loss: Hat Full of Peas Story – Eric Hoffer was an unemployed long shoreman living in a “Hooverville” with his family, during the Great Depression. They hadn’t eaten in days. He needed to find a “day Job” to keep his 3-year-old daughter from starving. He found one picking peas. When he began picking peas in the Last Row, he noticed a Bum at the other end was putting peas into his hat. Erick needed the entire row to get paid. Erick planned to kill the bum when they met in the middle of the row. No one would see. No one would care. When they met, … (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)