Leaning on a Buddy
March 22, 2013, 8:44 am
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Ben and King taking a break

Ben and King taking a break

March 22, 2013

It is a wonderful thing to have friends that you can count upon. I am thankful for friends who hold me up. The understanding of someone close to you, is often enough to get you through a tough time … even if they don’t say a word.

I spoke to a friend of mine this morning. He has been dealing with some life chaging events for quite a while now. A weaker man would have crumbled, possibly given up. My pal, however, keeps finding the better things to think about. Sure, he has down days, but he puts those days aside and dwells on the good.

I hope that I am a friend he can lean on. I hope that I brighten his days when I write or call. I am amazed though, how much he lifts me up. He is an inspriation. His quiet strength is something to behold. He takes everything in stride, appreciates every new day and finds the good everywhere he looks. There are many leaasons in that line of thinking 😮

In the photo, King tries to sit on Ben’s lap. The boy is not so sure, but the dog knows who he can count on. Trust is a wonderful thing. I think sometimes it takes getting your heart broken, or having your trust violated, to make you understand just what a precious gift trust can be.

As much as I like folks whom I can lean on, I hope to be thought of as the kind of guy who people count, when they count their blessings. I want to be the gift to others, not the self absorbed guy who nobody wants to see coming. Some days I have to work on this pretty hard 😮

I guess my message is… be the friend..that you want others to be!

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wow that is very well put! you definately have a gift with your words and i for one thank you for all the times ive leaned on both you and mom, as i know i will be leaning still for a long time to come! When i miss Rick so much its seems i may not go on, those who truely love me are always there to show me Gods not done with my time here yet….thank you

Comment by gert aka Donna

You can count on me to be counted in 😉

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