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"Portrait of a Friend"


Friday, June 14, 2013





"Portrait of a Friend"

I can't give solutions to all of life's problems, doubts,
or fears. But I can listen to you, and together we will
search for answers.

I can't change your past with all it's heartache and pain,
nor the future with its untold stories.
But I can be there now when you need me to care.

I can't keep your feet from stumbling.
I can only offer my hand that you may grasp it and not fall.

Your joys, triumphs, successes, and happiness are not mine;
Yet I can share in your laughter.

Your decisions in life are not mine to make, nor to judge;
I can only support you, encourage you,
and help you when you ask.

I can't prevent you from falling away from friendship,
from your values, from me.
I can only pray for you, talk to you and wait for you.

I can't give you boundaries which I have determined for you,
But I can give you the room to change, room to grow,
room to be yourself.

I can't keep your heart from breaking and hurting,
But I can cry with you and help you pick up the pieces
and put them back in place.

I can't tell you who you are.
I can only love you and be your friend.
--Unknown










thanks for dropping by........
blessings and hugs.........lita
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1MIN17SECB412PM 6/21/2013 12:45PM

    I read this last Saturday, then 'flew' off into 7-8 tabs with all sorts of other *stuff* going on (and none as important as the message you shared with us, my friend) so I'm back to thank you for being the truly BEAUTIFUL soul that you are.

Thank you for reminding me that I can't give solutions, change pasts, stop stumbling(s) claim victories, make decisions or judge, prevent friendships from drifting, set boundaries, or stop the aches and grieving(s) of the heart of my friends...

but I can listen and be there, help/support, pray, step back or step down - celebrate or cry with them, or for them.
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NYARAMULA 6/19/2013 3:01AM

    This is emoticon

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SASSYCHRIS1952 6/16/2013 8:38PM

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HEALTHYNEWPAIGE 6/16/2013 11:20AM

    True friends are hard to come by. Thanks for sharing this wonderful blog and being my friend. emoticon

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NELLIEH1 6/15/2013 8:24PM

    Thoughtful, lovely blog! Thank you for sharing it with us!!

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LIVINHEALTHY9 6/15/2013 4:28PM

    Lita,
You always have the most uplifting, heartfelt blogs.

Thank you for always making my day when I read them.
Have a fantastic weekend.

Hugs,
Jackie


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WILLOW49 6/15/2013 12:20PM

    Just beautiful! emoticon

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HONOURIA 6/15/2013 12:17PM

    Lovely blog, Lita. emoticon

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CATIATM 6/15/2013 11:07AM

    Thank you for your sunny, sweet blogs, Lita! emoticon

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GOANNA2 6/15/2013 9:22AM

    Thank you my dear friend. Beautiful words straight
from the heart. emoticon
Have a wonderful weekend. emoticon

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SEAWILLOW 6/15/2013 7:21AM

    Thanks for sharing ..I count a true friend as priceless treasure!

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NANCYPAT1 6/15/2013 12:51AM

    Thanks to you for being a good friend and sharing this lovely message.

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MMMMMM4 6/15/2013 12:37AM

    Your decisions in life are not mine to make, nor to judge;
I can only support you, encourage you,
and help you when you ask.

I can't give you boundaries which I have determined for you,
But I can give you the room to change, room to grow,
room to be yourself.

Thanks for sharing
These 2 are so appropriate for the journey we are on now.

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DEE107 6/15/2013 12:17AM

    thank you and God bless you too

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JACKIE542 6/15/2013 12:06AM

    Just wonderful, truly the way friends should be, thank you Lita. emoticon

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JUST_BREATHE08 6/15/2013 12:05AM

    emoticon emoticon This so reminded me of my 2 BEST FRIENDS for LIFE. I lost the first one in Jan. 2012 and the second one in Feb. of this year. Lost them both within 13 months. This was so beautiful!! emoticon

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CHUBRUB3 6/14/2013 11:51PM

    Beautiful.
Thank you Lita!
Hugs,
Angela


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PATRICIAAK 6/14/2013 11:42PM

    And I thank-you so much for being my friend and all your sharings and quotes.

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