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.
The "MOST POPULAR" Posts are listed on the Upper-Right of the Home Page. 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
EACH blog post has an "Embedded YouTube MUSIC VIDEO" which enhances the Theme of the blog post Message
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Recent Popular Posts
Family: A Family’s Enduring Friendship with a Stranger - For a dozen years my friend had a stranger play Santa Claus for his family. My friend never knew his name, or ever saw his actual. face. My friend’s family loved him. Santa would know something “Naughty & Nice” about every family member (which my friend told him in advance) before handing them their present. Then, the stranger got a job transfer to a different state. A few years later Santa Returned and agreed to one more, last visit. It was the most memorable, wonderful visit, EVER, because… (Read More)
Relationships: I Found One Love – My friend went on a blind date on New Year’s Eve in 1970. My friend’s best friend arranged the date with his girl-friend’s roommate. The roommate was spectacularly beautiful. She accepted the dinner date invitation because her boy-friend was out of town. After dinner, my friend wanted to spend the rest of his life with Jane (his Blind date). Jane never wanted to see my friend again. But there ain’t no mountain high enough. Ain’; t no valley low enough to keep my friend from Jane. His persistence included… (Read More)
Culture: When Neighbor’s Knew Each Other – My friend’s wife organized a Christmas caroling Party every year with the neighbors on their “Court”. Their subdivision was divided into “Horseshoe” like Courts of 9 houses each. All the neighbors met at my friend’s house for a few drinks to brave the cold. They went to the homes with small children. The reactions were all the same. The kids would giggle and jump up & down. The mothers would smile with tears in their eyes. After an hour & a half, the carolers headed for home for some hot Chile, when someone asked, “What about Don’s house?” (Don was a handsome, virile, successful man in his 40’s, stricken by a fast-progressing cancer. The group turned in unison and headed for Don’s home… (Read More)
Joy & Loss: Thanksgiving, Then & Now: - My friend read an Editorial about Franklin Roosevelt’s Proclamation establishing “thanksgiving” as a National Holiday every November. Roosevelt did this midst the Great Depression. He referenced Washington’s Day of Thanksgiving midst a nation wobbling on the newborn legs of Freedom. And Lincoln’s Day of Thanksgiving midst a nation torn by those that don’t believe that All Men are Created Equal. My friend compared those references to Today, which believes… (Read More)
Inspiration: A Life-Changing Experience for $5 Bucks at Mc D’s: - My friend was broke. Nefarious investors swindled him out of all of his “Intellectual Property” – worth Millions. He had no assets, no income, Nothing. A week before Christmas, during his painful financial adjustment period, he was in a MacDonalds with $5 to order a breakfast value meal. The five bucks was all the money he had for the day. The guy next to him was fumbling in his pockets looking for money. A few bucks & coins were on the counter. The guy clearly didn’t have enough money to buy his 3 sons (ages – 4 thru 8) breakfast. My friend bent down, tapped the guy’s shoe, and said, … (Read More)
True North: Meaning of Wishing “Merry Christmas” – Christmas is the “Echo” of Eternity touching Time The Divine became human, so that Humanity can share in the Divine. It was the beginning of re-grafting broken branches into the life-giving vine. It was the beginning of loving one another as God loves us. Wishing someone “Merry Christmas” means...(Read More)