Thursday thoughts

Thursday, July 7, 2011

I've done it, you've done it, and we will all probably do it again — give our two cents.  You know what I'm talking about.  We all think we can fix each others problems or lives, but first we need to fix our own.  I'm going to try to do better with this, but it will be a struggle every day.  Seeing someone in a restaurant with their kids screaming, we say, "well if she did this or that..." but in all honesty, it's their problem — not ours.  If you stop and think about it, I'm sure people probably have an "improvement" they would like to make for you or I — we need to remember that before we give someone our "two cents."  In other words, work on improving your own life before trying to improve others.


If this post could leave a lasting impression on anyone, I hope this is it!  We have ALL failed at something.  It might have been in following a recipe, being a friend, growing a plant, work, etc. but the amazing thing about failing, is knowing you can start over again.  It's never too late.  Failure is a part of life, but it is NOT the definition of you.  School tests are just a small taste of failure in school, the older you get you really get to experience what failure can feel like.  You can let failing at something dominate who you are or you can learn from it and let it improve, you! 

Have you ever looked up the definition of "friendship."  I'll save you the step — "Friendship is a personal relationship shared between each friend for the welfare of other, in other words, it is the relationship of trust, faith and concern for each other feelings. It is a relationship of mutual caring among one another. Friendship is all about how much you care and understand each other. It is a pure relationship, which would make your friend smile, feel good as to how much you love them and care for them. It is all about talking, listening and building up a strong relationship loyalty among each other."  To have a friend, you must be a friend.  It's about give and take and no one person can take the weight of both in a friendship.  True friendship will have it's fair share of tiffs and trials, but it's how you react to those that make your friendship one that will last!


  1. GREAT post!!!i've been focusing on ME for the last few years because i am the only person I can change and do something about. and I can't give something away that I don't have. I've got to get "it" first!

  2. something so simple but so powerful... stopping by from A CREATIVE Check it out as I also gave you a blog award.... :o)

  3. Like Jen, I've been working on 'me' for the last year. I need to be happy with myself and change what I don't like about myself before I start dishing out advice to others.

    Thanks for linking up at the Wonder Wednesday blog hop!

    Jamie @

  4. New follower. Just wanted to say hello. :)

  5. So true! I think if we all spent a little more time and energy on ourselves and a lot less time judging others, it'd be a whole lot nicer world. Following you from the Finding New Friends Hop and hoping you can return the love. You can find me at Yankee Texan Mom or Mama's Money Tree


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