Friday, August 3, 2012


One of the nice things about having a blog is a lot of the time you will go on and read someone else's blog.  It can be so insightful when you have good things to read that lift your spirit and give you encouragement to do what you need to do.  Whether the blogs you follow are ones that make you laugh or whether they are spiritual or based on relationships, I feel that if you are willing to listen you are willing to learn.

I read recently about a friend whose grandfather was taking a moment to share an old song as a way to teach his family a specific life lesson.  He was stopped prematurely in the song because some of the younger crowd preferred that he was over... something to do with being slightly off key.  Anyways the song he sang was one that I was unfamiliar with and decided to look up the lyrics.  It was Nat King Cole's "Nature Boy."  My friend stressed that the probable reason whey his grandfather had chosen this particular song was the last line of it.  It ends with, "the greatest thing, you'll ever learn, is just to love and be loved in return."

And to quote my friend, the message that he took from that small life lesson was this:  "When you love and aren't loved it's exciting but depressing.  When you are loved and don't love it's flattering but annoying.  When you love and are loved the world just turns for you."  Wow... It at least gave me a lot to think about.  I guess this is really what friends are for.  Friends... Life is so lonely without them.

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