It’s the way old friends do on the path least traveled…

Diary of the journey on the path least traveled..

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(No nominations please, just sharing thoughts while exploring life 🙂 ).

“Everyday on the path least traveled brings change, that change presents a challenge, mentally and physically, as to how to accept it and deal with it, determines what I am to become, generates an excitement about living a second of time and looking forward to what the next second of time brings, looking forward to life and enjoying it.” (Larry “Dutch” Woller).

“A house that is built with patience, understanding and love will withstand the strongest winds of difficulties and conflict , a house built with haste and insincerity will collapse in a mere breeze of discontent.” (Larry “Dutch” Woller ).

Hello Diary,

Near middle of the week again, time is moving on.. pleasant weather at the moment, taking a break in the adventures on the path, popping in to leave some thoughts before venturing on down the path… the rainy season has stopped, more sunshine on the path…

morning sun

Some light fog but can see far here on the prairies this morning… the tree line in the horizon is 10 kilometers and the clouds in the distance is around 60 kilometers… a far cry from the weather the folks out east are facing… a satellite view of Hurricane Florence taken early this morning…

Hurrricane Florence

They say it could be a Cat 5 hurricane when she hits land… as the saying goes; “Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned” so all you climate change deniers on the East coast take note… 🙂
A bit more about me before I finish (is that cheering I hear?? ..) I am also a monthly sustaining donor to the Eastern Illinois Foodbank to help those in need…

foodbank

“When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist.” Helder Camara

And talking about helping colleges, I am also a sustaining donor to the University of Illinois to help the ladies and gents with their communications and support PBS…

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Now, the reason I posted a little about me ( and documented) is there are an element of mankind who (in order to create a image) say they do but actually they don’t… I am not one of those people…. Not only do I “talk the talk, but I also walk the walk”… “I do not do, say or write something to been seen or heard… I do, say or write something because it needed to be done, said or written…” (Larry “Dutch” Woller) 🙂

And it is about helping friends… everyone has friends, “Friendship is not the outstretched hand, nor the kindly smile, it comes to one when you discover that someone else believes in you and is willing to trust you with a friendship.” and some who have become close friends and confidants…
“A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.” Elbert Hubbard,

And what is a friend?.. Well, I have posted these thoughts before, but will again…

“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 think of 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 or who you will be
I can only love you and be your friend
(Adam Clarke)

“You have been my friend. That in itself is a tremendous thing. After all, what’s a life, anyway? We’re born, we live a little while, we die. By helping you, perhaps I was trying to lift up my life a trifle. Goodness knows anyone’s life can stand a little of that. E.B. White, Charlotte’s Web

And years back I found some more thoughts that could be about friends and friendship, it is about a dog but with a little imagination could easily be another creature or person who holds a special place in someones heart…

JUST MY DOG
He is my other eyes that can see above
the clouds;
My other ears that hear above
the winds.
He is the part of me that can
reach out into the sea.

He has told me a thousand times over that
I am his reason for being: by the way he
rests against my leg; by the way he thumps
his tail at my smallest smile; by the way he
shows his hurt when I leave without taking him.
(I think it makes him sick with worry when he
is not along to care for me.)

When I am wrong, he is delighted to forgive.
When I am angry, he clowns to make me smile.
When I am happy, he is joy unbounded.
When I am a fool, he ignores it.
When I succeed, he brags.
Without him, I am only another person.
With him, I am all-powerful.
He is loyalty itself.
He has taught me the meaning of devotion.
With him, I know a secret comfort and a private peace.
He has brought me understanding
where before I was ignorant.
His head on my knee can heal my human hurts.
His presence by my side is protection against
my fears of dark and unknown things.
He has promised to wait for me…
whenever…wherever–in case I need him.
And I expect I will–as I always have.
He is just my dog.
Author Gene Hill…

And remember, friendship (like any relationship) is not a one-way street, for the friend could use love and friendship also, so one should return what one receives…

“You shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw some things back.”
“When a friend is in trouble, don’t annoy the friend by asking if there is anything you can do. Think up something appropriate and do it.”

Well, better close for now, can see the horizon with a pocket full of dreams so will let the heart lead and venture on down the path searching for my destiny.. But I shall return one day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise….
Yes, friends forever, through thick and thin, good times and bad times, happiness and sorrow… Why you ask? because that is the way old friends do… 🙂

The Way Old Friends Do ABBA
You and I can share the silence
Finding comfort together
The way old friends d0

And after fights and words of violence
We make up with each other
The way old friends do

Times of joy and times of sorrow
We will always see it through
Oh, I don’t care what comes tomorrow
We can face it together
The way old friends do

You and I can share the silence
Finding comfort together
The way old friends do

And after fights and words of violence
We make up with each other
The way old friends do

Times of joy and times of sorrow
We will always see it through
Oh I don’t care what comes tomorrow
We can face it together
The way old friends do

We can face it together
The way old friends do

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