Wednesday, June 17, 2009

A friend of mine is going through a very trying time right now. She's having problems at home and work. Her day is filled with constant drama. Only a few people know what she is going through and if she didn't tell you, you'd have no idea. Her attitude is so positive. She always has a smile on her face and a kind word for everyone she talks to.

It's impressive. I've never been one to hide my feelings very well. I'm getting better but it's not easy at all. I wear my emotions on my sleeve and in my expression. I guess it's just a part of who I am.

I asked my friend how she keeps such a positive attitude through all the adversity she is facing and she simply sad, "God will make a way." She said she doesn't worry and all she can do is take it one day at a time and when she feels like she may become overwhelmed she falls to her knees. I had to smile. Her attitude and kind spirit is infectious. I know that her blessing is coming and so does she.

I am still a work in progress. I want to think positively and let a smile be my umbrella but i'm just not there yet. It's not that easy for me. I definitely believe in God and have faith. I know that he has brought me through a lot. I haven't been to church in a while. I keep saying i'd like to go but I haven't gotten there yet. That being said, I still feel good about the relationship I have with God because it is mine. I don't worry about what anyone may think of it.

I pray for my friend every morning and night. If she can keep a smile on her face through all that life has put in front of her she deserved to be blessed a thousand times over. Her faith in God has never wavered. I love to be around her. Everything about her attitude is positive and I respect her so much. I'm sure things may be different in her quiet moments, but those are her moments. I have learned a lot from this person and I am really happy I got to know her.


SLC said...

I'm really glad to hear from you sis. The diary paused at 52 So I was a little concerned. As you prayed for her I prayed for you. You two are fortunate to have each other.

See ya.

Just as iron sharpens iron, a person sharpens the character of his friend. Proverbs 27:17

Solomon said...

Glad your back, nice to start the day with such a positive and heart warming post.

Strongblkwmn said...

SLC - I had to take a break and concentrate on my editing. I started missing blogging so much that I had to post something. Thank you for your prayers and encouragement. It means a lot.

Solomon - Thank you so much for becoming one of my regular visitors. I always look forward to your comments. Glad you liked the post.

Stacye / A Child of God said...
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Stacye / A Child of God said...

Strongblkwmn, you are a treasure to her and to so many others.

A Free Spirit Butterfly said...

You're transforming her life just as she is yours. She is so right, GOD will make a way! I bet there are times when she speaks of you in the very same way that you spoke of her here. Oftentimes, we can not see the ways we've touched others and oftentimes, others don't have the courage to tell us that something we did or said, touched their life. Keep being you and not going to Church doesn't mean that you love the Lord any less.

Strongblkwmn said...

Stacye - I'm sure there is a reason we met. We need one another.

Butterfly - I am glad that I am able to be there for someone who has taught me a life lesson. I definitely feel that I have a good relationship with the Lord and I plan to add church to the mix soon.