“No matter the pain or suffering, it is always better if it’s a burden shared by two, instead of a weight carried by one alone” on the path least traveled…

Diary of the journey on the path least traveled..just letting the heart do the talking while the fingers do the walking while being different, being me… 🙂

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( “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…” , no nominations please, just sharing thoughts while exploring life 🙂 )..

Yes, my friend, these are troubled times indeed, many harsh words being said… but you are beautiful in your own way, my friend, and never let the words of others caste doubt on who you are and wish to be… “Don’t be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart.” (Roy T. Bennett)… 🙂

For you, dear friend, for being a rainbow in my world… 🙂

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A bouquet of flowers from my garden,
Their beauty need not be told,
Their fragrance is soothing and lovely
A pleasant scent for one to behold.

They remind me of you, my dear friend
Whose beauty from within you do share,
Sharing sunshine, understanding and laughter
Sowing the seeds of love and happiness in the air.

This bouquet was picked for you
For coming into my world, my dear friend,
For giving sunshine, laughter, love and happiness
For which I know will never end.
(Penned by Larry “Dutch” Woller )

Hello Diary…

There are many methods in today’s world of sharing friendship, and one of those methods with which one can share memories, thoughts and dreams with another, which can become special, is writing… and here I am preparing to write a letter to a friend in the very near future… 🙂

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And as I am contemplating what to pen on the paper, the words of a song come to mind; “Back Home Again in Indiana”… 🙂
I am also going to write another letter in the very near future as a memory of history’s past came to mind.. A day when my daughter and my niece hid from their grandmother while in a store name “Huey’s Bargain Barn”… but that is another story for another day… 🙂

What is a friend one would ask?…well, I have shared these thoughts before but perhaps with today’s world in turmoil, it would be best to share 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)

Alas, I had better close for now…have friends to visit, adventures and life’s challenges (may see some storms in the near future) to explore… but I shall return again one day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise… 🙂

Why do I do what I do, one would ask?..because that’s the way old friends do… 🙂

Roses are red
Violets are blue,
Thoughts from the heart
I’m sending to you.

Not just another day, dear friend
For in spite of time, distance or whatever,
If only in spirit and thought
We’ll be sharing today together.

So, have a wonderful day, dear friend
Wishing you all the best, nothing less,
May today, every day, AND your heart
Be filled……with love and happiness.
(Larry “Dutch” Woller)

6 thoughts on ““No matter the pain or suffering, it is always better if it’s a burden shared by two, instead of a weight carried by one alone” on the path least traveled…

  1. I love the bouquet of flowers. Are those lilacs?
    I listened to Bridge Over Troubled Waters for the first time in a long while and it brought tears streaming down my face. What a beautifully, selfless song about friendship……….thank you! I hope today is treating you well………many blessings being sent your way!

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    • Thank you for visiting and your kind words!!.. yes, those are lilacs, I have two bushes of them… that song is how friendship should be… 🙂

      Hope all is well in your part of the universe and life is all that you wish for it to be!.. 🙂

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      • I LOVE lilacs. I also have 2 bushes but they are so very small and not in great areas in my yard so they do not produce many flowers but when they do, it is heavenly.
        And you are right…….that is how friendship should be. 🙂

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