Best Friends are With You, No Matter What so Thank Your Best Friend! #NationalBestFriendsDay


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Thank your best friend(s) today.

 

Today is National Best Friends Day and it’s time to let your best friend know how much they mean to you. Give them a call/text/message and make time to say thanks. You can meet up and say it in person or just let them know remotely.

 

My best friend is MR N. Now before you groan and say to yourself, “Geez, don’t you have any best girlfriends, MRS N?”, hear me out. I have had some wonderful best gal pals in my time but none have been as supportive and nurturing as MR N. Most of the time, I was the shoulder to cry on, I was the encourager and I was the uplifter. It’s okay, I didn’t mind being that kind of friend. But when I needed someone, I found it hard to find an available shoulder.

 

MR N was different from the start. He’d listen to me, encourage me and give me advice when I needed it. He loved me for me, even when I insisted we be friends first. Now, more than 15 years later, he’s still my best friend. I can tell him anything (and I mean A-N-Y-T-H-I-N-G). He supports me, no matter what. His shoulder is always available for me to cry on and he makes me laugh, even at myself. 

 

This morning, as MR N was getting ready for work, I thanked him for being my best friend. He smiled brightly and said, “You’re my best friend, beautiful. Thank you.”

 

Best friends make every day better and they’re one of life’s blessings. So, what are you waiting for? Let your bestie know how much you love them! Don’t delay!

 

MRS N

Good Friends are Like Stars… #inspiration #friendship #Tuesdaymotivation


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Good friends are one of life’s blessings.

Throughout my life I’ve been blessed with good friends. These friends stuck by me through thick and thin. They laughed with me and held me while I cried. They were only a phone call away for every celebration and failure.

Today, I’m blessed with many good friends and although we’re thousands of miles apart, they’re only a tweet, email or phone call away. Whenever I have good news to share, I drop them a line/tweet. I think about these special people almost every day and they’re in my prayers constantly.

No matter the distance, good friends are always there for you.

Today, take a moment and reach out to your good friends. Thank them for their friendship and tell them you’re thinking of them.

MRS N

Online Friends: A Powerful Love #inspiration #love #friendship


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“I dislike the phrase ‘Internet friends,’ because it implies that people you know online aren’t really your friends, that somehow the friendship is less real or meaningful to you because it happens through Skype or text messages. The measure of a friendship is not its physicality but its significance.” ― John Green, This Star Won’t Go Out: The Life and Words of Esther Grace Earl

 

I thank God every day for my online friends. They’re more dependable, caring and loving than my some of my own family and friends.

 

I have a great circle of online friends. They’re there to support me in times of need and celebrate with me in times of triumph. I know I can depend on them through thick and thin, no matter what. It doesn’t matter that they live thousands of miles away or that they speak a different language.

 

Friends, whether they are “real” or “online”, are one of life’s greatest joys. We smile when we see a message from them and whatever is happening takes a backseat. We share something funny, sad or meaningful. We ask for advice or give it when needed. We congratulate when something positive happens and offer hugs when something bad happens. Our online friends, through the power of social media, provide love and it’s simply wonderful.

 

There’s so many amazing people out there who hold a special place in my heart. I thank you all for showing me the power of positive thinking and love. Without you, my life would be miserable. I’m so grateful!

 

A laugh to make your day: http://www.boredpanda.com/catnip-wine-for-cats-apollo-peak/

 

Send a message to all your online friends today and tell them how much they mean to you! Share a laugh, like I did above. lol!

 

MRS N

Best Friends: Walking the Path of Life Together #inspiration #love #grateful


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On My Wedding Day (Wedding Vows)

On my wedding day, I’m honored to be here

In front of friends, family and God, with my soul mate by my side.

I often thought I’d walk the long road of life alone.

I was ready to give up on love, then the miracle happened, you can back to me.

Joelle, you’re my beautiful angel.

I’m so lucky and blessed this day, I’m marrying the girl of my dreams.

My heart’s beating so fast, I’m so full of love for you.

You’re my best friend, my soul mate, my life partner, for now and eternity.

I just want to thank you for being mine.

And thank God for letting me have this, my perfect dream come true.

You, Joelle, as my wife.

I love you.

© 2016 Poetry of Love: The Engagement Year by N. N. Light, All rights reserved

Best friends are one of life’s greatest treasures.

We’ve all had best friends, those people who know all our faults and love us anyway. They’re there for us in time of need, whether it is to hold us when we cry or laugh with us at something amusing.

I remember in high school I had a best friend. Her name was Beth. She and I became best friends in the 11th grade. She was a very popular girl and I … wasn’t. I was shy and more of the quiet, creative, brainy type. But that didn’t matter to her. We didn’t hang out with her friends or mine; we hung out together. I slept over at her house quite a bit and she drove us to school in the morning.

She was having trouble with something (forgive me for not recalling what it was exactly) and I was trying to encourage her. She turned to me on the couch and said, “You know you’re my best friend, right?”

I nodded and smiled.

“You’re mine, too.”

“I’ve never met anyone like you before,” she spoke softly. “You’d love me, even if I confessed to you that I pooped in my bed.”

“Sure,” I began. “Just don’t ask me to clean it up.”

We laughed and went back to the show we were watching.

That’s what best friends do. We love each other, no matter what.

I’m so lucky because when I met MR N, we became friends first. We soon became best friends and then fell in love. MR N is my best friend and even though we’re married, I know I can confess my hidden feelings/thoughts and he won’t judge me. He loves me, warts and all.

Whether your best friend is your mate or someone else, give them a hug and tell them:

I love you!

❤ MRS N ❤

Life Becomes Easier by Doing This… #inspiration #friendship #Motivation


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Letting go is hard, especially when it’s something that you have no control of.

A friend of mine (let’s call her Lori) came to me with something that was troubling her.

… “and then she just up and stopped being my friend.”

“What do you mean? Did she tell you she didn’t want to be friends anymore?” I asked.

“No.” Lori paused. “She has new friends now and doesn’t return my calls, emails and breaks engagements on short notice.”

“Oh.” I thought about it for a minute. “Did you ask her about it? Maybe she’s going through a rough time.”

“She is and the kicker is that I have been there for her through it all. I’ve been so supportive. It just hurts, you know?”

“I know, sweetie, and I’m sorry you’re going through such pain. But if she doesn’t want to be your friend anymore, the best thing you can do is to just let go.”

I hugged my friend, Lori.

Have you had this happen?

I sure have. Friends have come and gone in my life. It’s painful and it sucks. My first instinct is to make things right in any relationship, even if it’s not my fault. I don’t like conflict and I will try anything to bring back peace.

The reality is that when a relationship is over (whether it’s on your end or the other person’s end), you’ve got to just let go and move on. It doesn’t mean that you stop loving that person. It doesn’t mean that you’re a failure. It just means that the person is no longer in your inner circle.

Letting go doesn’t mean giving up, but rather accepting that there are things that cannot be.

Lori is starting to let go and I’m glad. After time has passed, Lori will reflect on the happy times with her friend and see the benefit of letting go.

Look deep into your heart and ask yourself this question:

Have I let go of those people who have hurt me?

MRS N

Your Wealth or Status Doesn’t Make You But This Does… #inspiration #WednesdayWisdom


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What defines you?

Your career?

Your family?

Your wealth?

Your home?

Your car?

Your friends?

For many people, wealth and status defines who they are. It’s about making a lot of money and getting into the “right” neighborhoods. Society is obsessed with wealth and status.

I learned a valuable lesson when I was a freshman in college. I came from a divorced family and money was always tight. I got a scholarship to one of the best colleges in Minnesota and I was surrounded by people who didn’t have to worry about money. I was judgmental at first because they had what I wanted.

Then I met Lisa (name has bee changed to protect the innocent). She and I had a lot in common. We both loved reading books and listening to music. She was what I called a “free spirit” and we became fast friends.

One weekend, her mother and father came to visit the dorm. I was introduced to them as her best friend. Her mother disliked me immediately. I wasn’t from the “right” home and later Lisa told me her mother forbade her from speaking to me again.

Did her mother’s warning work?

No! We stayed friends for a long time, over 10 years.

When I asked Lisa why she didn’t listen to her mother, she replied:

“I’m not them, I’m not defined by money and status. I make up my own mind whether someone is worth being friends with.”

I’ve learned two things from this life lesson:

1- Never judge others. You never know what they are going through and at the end of the day, they’re just like you. Sure, they may have more/less money than you or live in a different neighborhood but they bleed and hurt just like you.

2- Wealth and status doesn’t have to define who you are. Your character and kindness illustrates to the world who you are.

Again I ask, what defines you? What makes you special and unique?

Share in the comments below. I’d love to get to know you better.

Lisa, wherever you are thank you for not listening to your mother! Your friendship got me through a lot of bad times and vice versa! I’m so grateful our paths crossed when they did. 🙂

MRS N

Want to be Happy? Embody Gratitude #inspiration #friendship #gratitude


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Gratitude = Happiness

It’s that simple. Be grateful for what you have and happiness will surround you!

This morning, I got some terrible news. A dear friend of ours passed away. While both MR N and I are filled with sadness, we’re so grateful to have known our friend. We shared a love of baseball and we will never forget him. He made our lives better, just by being in it. Our hearts are overflowing with gratitude.

What are you grateful for?

I’m grateful for each one of you! 🙂

MRS N

Share the Light and Keep the Flame Burning #inspiration #affirmations #spiritual


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Do you know someone going through a hard time? Is the world around them crumbling?

Crank up the Light inside and bathe others in the glow. 

I have a friend of mine who’s going through a really hard time. She’s a fellow blogger, writer and social media maven. She (and her family) are under attack and she wrote a blog post update last night. It made me cry and I immediately went to work.

I put on my Supergirl cape, clasped my hands tightly together and prayed/meditated. I focused on the Light inside me and covered my friend and her family in a blanket of Light. I asked for the Universe to protect her and for the darkness to flee.

I then sent her a message telling her how much I loved her and that she’s not dealing with this battle alone. I’m with her and nothing can defeat her.

When people are in the pits of despair and darkness is all around them, they feel hope slipping away. That’s where we come in. We’re the Light Bearers and our flame needs to burn bright for them to see their way through the darkness.

Call up your friend/family member and tell them you’re with them in the darkness. Hold their hand, hug them, kiss them, do whatever it takes to let them know you care.

Let your flame burn through the darkness. Share the Light.

MRS N

A Friend is More Precious Than Gold #inspiration #RIP #love


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Yesterday, I found out that my friend, Ruth Ann Boyle, passed away. She and I met in a NFL fantasy pool league ten years ago. We clicked right away over our love for the Minnesota Vikings and we became immediate friends.

Ruth was the sweetest, most thoughtful person and she had a competitive streak too. You wouldn’t think a nun from Indiana would be competitive. Yes, Ruth was a nun. Maybe that’s what drew me to her, her Light, although I didn’t learn about her profession until later.

I always looked forward to the football season because she and I could talk for hours about the NFL and the eternal hope we shared of being a purple people eater fan. 🙂

Her death caught me by surprise and I’m sorry for grieving today. She meant a lot to me and I never got to say good-bye.

My message for you today is to love your friends/family and to let them know how much you love them. You never know when they’ll be gone.

This NFL season, I dedicate all my picks and fantasy football leagues to Ruth. I know she’s looking down on me from Heaven with a smile and a wink. I can almost hear her whisper, “Go Vikings”.

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MRS N

Letting Go Doesn’t Mean Giving Up… #inspiration #love #wisdom


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Letting go is hard, especially when it’s something that you have no control of.

A friend of mine (let’s call her Lori) came to me with something that was troubling her.

… “and then she just up and stopped being my friend.”

“What do you mean? Did she tell you she didn’t want to be friends anymore?” I asked.

“No.” Lori paused. “She has new friends now and doesn’t return my calls, emails and breaks engagements on short notice.”

“Oh.” I thought about it for a minute. “Did you ask her about it? Maybe she’s going through a rough time.”

“She is and the kicker is that I have been there for her through it all. I’ve been so supportive. It just hurts, you know?”

“I know, sweetie, and I’m sorry you’re going through such pain. But if she doesn’t want to be your friend anymore, the best thing you can do is to just let go.”

I hug my friend, Lori.

Have you had this happen? I sure have. Friends have come and gone in my life. It’s painful and it sucks. My first instinct is to make things right in any relationship, even if it is not my fault. I don’t like conflict and I will try anything to bring back peace.

The reality is that when a relationship is over (whether it’s on your end or the other person’s end), you’ve got to just let go and move on. It doesn’t mean that you stop loving that person. It doesn’t mean that you’re a failure. It just means that the person is no longer in your inner circle.

Letting go doesn’t mean giving up, but rather accepting that there are things that cannot be.

Lori is starting to let go and I’m glad. After time has passed, Lori will reflect on the happy times with her friend and see the benefit of letting go.

Look deep into your heart and ask yourself this question:

Have I let go of those people who have hurt me?

MRS N

Love Month: A Friend’s Love #inspirational #love #friendship


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Raise your hand if you have friends like that.

I have and continue to have friends like that. There are several people in this great big world who I immediately click with, am so comfortable with and can just be me.

True friends are needed to make this journey of life more bearable. They laugh, cry, advise, hug and encourage you. Real friends (whether virtual or close by) love you for who you are, no matter what.

I once had a friend tell me, “I know you are my best friend because I could tell you I wet the bed and you’d still love me”.

It’s true. 🙂

Do you have friends like that? Are you one of those friends?

You are blessed!

Take a moment today and tell your friends how much their unconditional love means to you!

I thank all of my true friends for letting me be me! ❤ you all!

❤ MRS N ❤

Poem: A True Friendship (2001)


Another moment passes

Truth cascades over me

Right thing to do

Urges me onward

Emotion tugs at my heart

Friendship is the ransom

Real love is the cost

I can no longer breathe

Enclosed in my own personal hell

Need release from the torment

Dry tears on my face

Sacrifice my desire for you

Honor your request

Integrity wins

Peace eludes my soul

Poem: What Now, My Dearest Friend (2002)


Weathered eyes sear mine

Heartache buried deep within

Any thoughts any words

Trite before they escape my lips

 

Near to you is what I desire

Open arms is what I offer

Warm heart compassionate spirit

 

My pain is your pain

Yes I carry your burden

 

Dear sweet friend

Ease your barrier

And let me soothe

Release yourself into my care

 

Feather light kisses surround you

Reach for me and I will never let go

Indeed a true friend am I

Enveloping you with my love

No please don’t shut me out

Darkness lifted as I place your hand in mine.