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, Inspirational Experiences, and Joy & Loss, 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 (Starting June 2020) 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 simply "Scrolling Down" after reading the current month's blog post under a Category
- You can access All of a Previous Month's blog posts Per MONTH 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 Post's Title.
Each blog post's Music, Picture & Prose combine for an Enjoyable, Enlightening, Experience.
"COMMENTS" are welcome and easily made at the end of each blog post. Thank You.
August Recent Posts
Disney World, Giraffes, and Random Chance - On one of my friends’ family visits to Disney World, they spent an afternoon at the Animal Kingdom. His granddaughters were fascinated watching the Giraffes nibble the treetop leaves, and then bend their long necks down to drink from the pond. My friend asked, “Why don’t the Giraffes’ heads explode?” “What do you mean, grandpa?” He explained, … (Read More)
Science Bibliography of “Who Are We?” – Empirical Scientific Studies confirm that we are NOT the flotsam & Jetsam of Common Ancestry, formed by Random Chance through Time, by the Natural Selection of the Survival of the Fittest. Empirical Scientific Studies confirm that the Incredible complexity of the DNA Molecule proves that we ARE THE RESULT OF …. (Read More)
“In Search of Excellence” … To Sell a Home – My friend told me why he was able to get a “Full Price, No Contingency Offer to Purchase” for his home. It wasn’t because of all the usual & customary list of things to do & avoid to prepare a home “For Sale”. It was because of something he remembered reading in the book, “In Search of Excellence” and spider webs … (Read More)
Joy & Loss
Once Upon a Time…a Boy Could Ride his Bike to the Playground – My friend felt badly that his grandson wouldn’t enjoy the freedom that his childhood enjoyed. After school my friend would ride his bike to the playground 5 blocks away to play with his friends. Today, a young girl skipping rope on a playground is killed by the stray bullets of a drug war. Once upon a time… (Read More)
What is the Basis of “Social Justice”? – My friend was a Church Volunteer to teach Public High School Sophomores about “Social Justice”. At the 1st Class, my friend told the group, “Before you open your workbooks, who can tell me “WHY would anyone be kind or fair to another person? You are all taught that you are All formed by the “Natural Selection” of the “Survival of the Fittest”. So, you should ONLY care about yourself. Why care about others?” The roomful of silence was broken when… (Read More)
God Speaks to us in Different Ways – Not Just Through the Bible – My friend attended many different Church Denominational Bible Studies for over 20 years. Each Church claimed that the Bible was the “Word of God”, and that their Church knew the “True Word of God” for their “Salvation”. The Problem was that there were thousands of Churches (plural) that claimed to know “The Word” (singular). Then, my friend noticed a life-changing reality… (Read More)