Friday, October 13, 2006

A Friend Indeed.

This came in the email today. After a busy day, I only got a chance to read my mails just before I wanted to call it a day. Now I am left here feeling very blessed and close to tears. Emotions of joy is what it is. Knowing you have friends out there when you are about to think there are none.
My dearest Janice, in reading what you have written, only you come to mind as the one who personifies all the qualities that you attribute to each on your list. Your cup of generosity runneth over.

I feel a need to blog this because they are words from your heart; in the voice of your soul.

With blessings, love, light to Janice Lewis.
Thank you for being my friend.


Hi Girls,

Through the tons of emails, I found this one very reinforcing. It's not about giving up but about understanding. It made me feel a bit better about myself. (Also, Smokey pissed on me this morning while I was asleep & I felt it was a message for me to do something important this morning).

I want to thank God for creating one of you I'm sending this out to you because in some way I've learnt something very useful from you all. Without trying hard and just being yourselves this is what I have experienced and received from eah of you :-

Susan - Unconditional Love, always there.

Kath - love & friendship is still bonded no matter the distance.

Shar - Resilience - You are one person who really goes out & gets what she wants.

Stef - Self-sacrifice for the bigger picture. Always putting yourself out for others

Eliza - Sharing happiness, laughter and radiating joy despite turmoil

Vinya - Always giving faith, hope & concern for others

Jeannie - Infectious, addictive Jeannie.....Never a dull moment with you

Roseta - For being real - never the pretender and for believing in me

Sherry - For getting married to the man you chose to be with for the rest of your life. (There's hope still for me!!!!)

Nadia - Beauty & brains - I'm blessed to have met you again after almost 20 years & look forward to many more years....

All of you have been there almost all my whole life and today I am so proud to know that I have each one of you as a dear sister, cousin and friend. I am glad that all the times we meet, it's mostly laughter & cheerfulness. But of course, there have been the sharing of pain, tears, frustration but we always pick ourselves up, dust off the dirt and we're back on our feet - for this is LIFE..... :)

OH yes, another thing - I truly admire your ability as mothers, in being able to nurture your kids - and all of them wonderful, funny, beautiful kids and for sharing them with me as I feel truly alive when I'm around them.

This morning I send out my most joyous feelings to each of you.


JAN :)

Let Them Walk

Let it go T. D. Jakes

There are people who can walk away from you.
And hear me when I tell you this!
When people can walk away from you: let them walk.

I don't want you to try to talk another person into
staying with you,
loving you, calling you, caring about you, coming to
see you,
staying attached to you.
I mean hang up the phone.

When people can walk away from you let them walk.
Your destiny is never tied to anybody that left.

People leave you because they are not joined to you.

And if they are not joined to you,
you can't make them stay.
Let them go.

And it doesn't mean that they are a bad person,
it just means that their part in the story is over.
And you've got to know when people's
part in your story is over so that you
don't keep trying to raise the dead.
> You've got to know when it's dead.
> You've got to know when it's over.
> Let me tell you something.
> I've got the gift of good-bye.
> It's the tenth spiritual gift,
> I believe in go d-bye.
> It's not that I'm hateful, it's that I'm faithful,
> and I know whatever God means for me to have
> He'll give it to me.
> And if it takes too much sweat I don't need it.
> Stop begging people to stay.
> Let them go!!
> If you are holding on to something
> that doesn't belong to you and was never intended
> for your life,
> then you need to ...LET IT GO!!!
> If you are holding on to past hurts and pains ...
> LET IT GO!!!
> If someone can't treat you right, love you back, and
> see your worth...
> LET IT GO!!!
> If someone has angered you ...
> LET IT GO!!!
> If you are holding on to some thoughts of evil and
> revenge ..
> LET IT GO!!!
> If you are involved in a wrong relationship or
> addiction ...
> LET IT GO!!!
> If you are holding on to a job that no longer meets
> your needs or
> talents ..
> LET IT GO!!!
> If you have a bad attitude...
> LET IT GO!!!
> If you keep judging others to make yourself feel
> better...
> LET IT GO!!!
> If you're stuck in the past and God is trying to
> take you to a new
> level in Him...
> LET IT GO!!!
> If you are struggling with the healing of a broken
> relationship....
> LET IT GO!!!
> If you keep trying to help someone who won't even
> try to help
> themselves..
> LET IT GO!!!
> If you're feeling depressed and stressed ....
> LET IT GO!!!
> If there is a particular situation that you are so
> used to handling
> yourself and God is saying "take your hands off of
> it," then you need to...
> LET IT GO!!!
> Let the past be the past.
> Forget the former things.
> GOD is doing a new thing for 2006!!!
> LET IT GO!!!
> Get Right or Get Left .. think about it, and then
> LET IT GO!!!
> "The Battle is the Lord's!"
> During the next 60 seconds, Stop whatever you are
> doing, and take this
> opportunity. (Literally it is only One minute!) All
> you have to do is the
> following: You simply say ! "The Lords Prayer" for
> the person that sent you this message:
The Lords Prayer
> Our Father,
> who art in Heaven,
> Hallowed be Thy Name,
> Thy Kingdom Come,
> Thy Will be done,
> on Earth as it is in Heaven.
> Give us this day,
> our daily bread
> and forgive us our trespasses
> as we forgive those who trespass against us.
> And! lead us not into temptation
> but deliver us from evil.
> For Thine is the Kingdom,
> and the Power,
> and the Glory,
> forever.
> Amen.
> Next, send this message to everyone you know. In a
> while, more people
> will have prayed for you and you would have obtained
> a lot of people
> praying for others.
> Next, stop and think and appreciate God's power in
> your life, for doing what you know is pleasing to
> Him.
> If you are not ashamed to do this, follow the
> instructions!
> Jesus said, If you are ashamed of me, I will be
> ashamed of you before My
> Father"
> If you are not ashamed, send this message...only if
> you believe.
> "Yes, I love my God. He is my fountain of Life and
> My Savior. He Keeps me going day and night. Without
> Him, I am no one. But with Him, I can
> do everything, Christ is my strength."
> God loves you and watches over you every day.


Anonymous said...

When I sent out this mail yesterday, I didn't expect the responses I got. I forgot to add that the Lord's prayer was part of the message & it was sort of from a Christian religious perspective. ANyways, I sent it out without realising this as some of the ladies in the mail was muslim.

However, knowing them and their open mindedness they took the message positively, without criticising me for being insensetive. In fact the first two responses, via email came from two malays!!! Now, that's transcending boundaries!!!

Jeannie - thanks for the call last nite and funnily enough it was before a meeting up with 3 friends from school, Susan, Eliza and Maria (we're helping to set up an email for Maria) all whom I've known since I was 13. That's 24 years that we've been in touch and I'm happy to be part of their lives, through their marriages, divorce, having the first child right through to Susan's 4th and Eliza's 3rd...

Funnily, it was the first time that the 4 of us have been together since school.

Serendepity - is a word I just learnt 2 weeks ago when another gathering similar to this occured - to my advantage.

I just want my life to get better & better. I need to also learn a lot. SO in the meanwhile there are days that we'll stumble through and there are days that goes just right from morning to night. If this is being read by others whom I have slighted before or been harsh in my words, PLEASE FORGIVE - I'M SORRY for I've always been known to be a motor mouth and a headless chicken, running & bleeding all over the place and making no impact.

Love to all


Soul_Voice said...

I called because I was so touched with the mail you sent. I called because I need your permission to put the mail into my blog.
I now tell you, you do not forget my CAKE!

Love to you.