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", 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 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
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A TOTAL OF OVER A BILLION VIEWS ENJOYED the Music Videos Selected to Enhance the Meaning of the Messages, of the Blog Posts.
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.
July Recent Posts
Family: Four Generations of Singing the Pal Song – My friend’s family sang the same song for 4 generations. It was a song my friend’s father sang to his wife when she was sad or upset. My friend sang the song to all of his 4 children at bedtime, from the time they were babies. He also sang it at their Wedding Rehearsal Dinners. He was surprised when… (Read More)
Relationship: Being the “Right Man” - My friend met with 2 of the 17 authors of the book, “The Breakthrough Effect”. One of the common denominators of all the women escaping their abusive relationship was finding the “Right Man” as their 2nd husband. The character traits of the “Right Man” are… (Read More)
Culture: “An Ode to a Canine Companion” – My friend’s College Classmate’s dog died. A marker, in the midst of the dog’s Memorial Garden, read: “May the Joy & Happiness that Sam gave to Many, be shared, one to another, so that… (Read More)
Joy & Loss: Being Judgmental Can Be a Scalpel or a Sledgehammer – My fiend noticed that today’s culture uses the word “Judgmental” as a sledgehammer. However, an accurate assessment of destructive behavior, that is corrected for the good of the person & society, is a life-saving scalpel of being “Judgmental”. The distinction with a difference is… (Read More)
Inspiration: A Family’s Declaration of Kindness, on July 4th – My friend paraphrased the “Declaration of Independence” to be the “Declaration of Family Kindness” to be confirmed every July 4th. The Kindness Declaration”: begins, “When…it becomes necessary for a family to dissolve their selfish bonds of wants, that separate one from another, and form a family of common support, which… (Read More)
True North: About Forgiveness – My friend’s brother’s hatred syphoned forgiveness from my friend’s heart. Nothing could quench his hurt. Justice was impossible. Forgiveness unthinkable. The tension between the human desire for Justice and the Spirit’s Mercy makes forgiveness hard. My friend discovered that “Forgiveness” is Not the logical Output of the mind. “Forgiveness” is the Spiritual Gift of the Soul.” The rock dropped from his fingers when… (Read More)