Wednesday, January 18, 2012

The Power of Friendship II

We all know how important friends
are in our lives.
The ones that live nearby, call
or whom we can run to when needed.
I wrote about those friends
here.

Today, I'd like to talk about a different kind of friends.
Those that I have never met but
are so important in my life.


At the push of a button,
I get a glimpse into their lives.
Some days they rejoice in success,
others times they seek support.
Many days they share a giggle or two
and take me on a photo journey of a place
or time I could not see if it were not for them.

At the push of a button,
I can read their comments to me.
The power of their words often overwhelm me.
They offer words of support and encouragement,
make me laugh, smile and warm my heart.
The power of the written word never fails
to move me.
They can take an ordinary day and make it extraordinary.
They can take a blue mood and turn it sunny.
They can take that proverbial frown and turn it upside down.

So dear, blogger friends,
please never forget how much I appreciate each and every one of
YOU!
Thank you for sharing your lives with me
and allowing me to share a bit of my life with you.

On another note,
a few of my favorite bloggers are closing down.
While I respect their decisions and the reasoning behind it,
it makes me sad as I feel like I am losing some friends.

Friends.
They come in all shapes and sizes,
and many different forms
and I love them all.


30 comments:

Marie said...

I feel the same way. I would miss the 'social contact' of the blogger world. But for some people it is too much of a time drain - understandable. The nice thing, though, is I am always finding new blogger friends, you included! :)

Walking on Sunshine... said...

I agree with everything you so beautifully wrote! My life is so much richer and fuller since I started blogging! I enjoy visiting with you! Hope you have a nice day!

Lynne said...

Wonderful Jill . . . my favorite wake up mode of getting with my day is to grab my iPad and visit with my friends. . . I would be so sad if those I visit each day . . . suddenly decided to "move away" . . .

Don't you do that Jill! I enjoy YOU, your photographs, your insight and your helpful hints, like the water dish you made for your birds. I was out shoveling this morning and thought of you keeping your birds in fresh water!

Snow in your land?

Judy said...

What a beautiful post Jill, I'm always sad to see a blogging friend go.

TexWisGirl said...

a big amen to this from me. :)

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Wonderfully written and so true. My online friends got me through PPD after the twins.

Why are your blogging friends shutting down? :-(

EG Wow said...

Thanks, Jill. It has been fun knowing you, too!

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hi Jill... you are so sweet... just because I am not going to post anymore does not mean we are no longer friends... you are one of the dearest, kindest ladies I have met and I will visit you often... thanks for always being there for me, xoxo Julie Marie

Buttons said...

Beautifully written and so true my friend.Hugs to all and we will miss the ones who are leaving. B

Rebecca said...

So beautiful my friend. Thank you for sharing such your heart. I'm so sad right now as one of my favs is leaving blogland...

Love to you~

Rebecca

Growing Up A Country Girl said...

Hello fellow Minnesotan - I came here thru Sentimental Regards... I also enjoy my blogland friends and feel bad when one shuts down - have a wonderful day.

Ellie said...

What a lovely post Jill. I totally agree with what you are saying. Having a blog has opened up a whole new world for me - long may it last.
I can't imagine not blogging now.

Dawn's Craft Place said...

So beautifully shared! I also know that I have met so many beautiful and important people in my life through blogging.
What better way to start a day with friends?
Thanks for the visit

Gloria Hood said...

What an awesome post Jill! I love my mornings with coffee and my blog friends!

Catherine said...

Dear Jill, I agree completely. I could never imagine how comforting and fulfilling blogging would be. It has opened my life to people from around the world. They feel so close though. You really develop friendship. It is a wonderful experience that cannot be explained. Thank you for your friendship. Blessings, Catherine xo

Madi and Mom said...

Jill you have a true gift of putting just the right words in the right place right when they are needed.
Hugs Madi and Mom

Darcie (My Modern Country) said...

I totally agree with you, Jill-I love my blogger friends:)

Maple Lane said...

You wrote so eloquently what I feel! Thankful to have met you through blogging and I appreciate your visits/comments! Hope you have a restful evening.

Bonnie said...

Beautifully said Jill. My husband often remarks how odd it is when I refer to my friend from..... So many, and you are included I feel as much of a closeness as I do to friends I have lunch with. Know you are a special lady to many. Hugs! Bonnie

Debbie said...

so beautifully written jill...so thoughtful and kind.

you are a dear sweet blogger friend ms. jill, i am so happy to have met you!!

Debbie said...

ummmm and i am still humming "the power of love"!!!! WHAT!!!!

Michaele said...

I agree Jill. Even when I think about not blogging anymore - I know I would still want to follow all the blogs I love - and then want to share too. So, I guess that means not blogging is not really an option.

Saun said...

You said it so well, thanks Jill. I would so miss my new friends I have made this past year if they moved on. Like Bonnie said I'll say you know my friend from..... and my son goes from where? But it's no different then them on FB :)

Hugs!Saun

ღ Life According To Milo ღ said...

I totally agree Jill, the blogging community gives us friends who will support us just like friends and family, sometimes even better. I am so glad to be able to blog and help make someone smile that I can't even think about shutting down. I am always sorry to see friends go. We are all glad that you share your life and pictures with us too. We are grateful for your support and glad that we can provide the same to you! Thank you for all that you do.

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

I agree, dear friend! :)

Sandra said...

I know. When someone you blog with "goes away" you miss them. Sometimes they come back. Can't have too many friends....period. Sandra

Blessed Serendipity said...

Jill I feel the same as you.
Can I just say "ditto"??

hugs,
Danielle

Chatty Crone said...

Well there is only one word good enough for this blog -

DITTO!

oh yeah - thank you!

Sandie

Donna said...

Just catching up a bit here, Jill, and always come to your blog home and read what I may have missed while away.

I, like many others here, feel the same about you. I love coming to visit, love looking at your wonderful photography showing me a countryside I certainly don't see here in the coastal area of California.

Thank you for your friendship as well!

Blessings,
Donna

Susan said...

So, so true! I don't know what I'd do without all my blogger friends.
Thank you to you!
Hugs, Susan