Books by the old Leather Chair

  • Snow In The Summer
  • My Bible
  • The Power of Silence
  • What Comes Next and to Like It
  • Encore Provence
  • A Year in Provence

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Friends Online

I have a map of the United States on a plastic place mat that I purchased for my granddaughter's so they could become familiar with names of the states. This early morning while eating breakfast I found myself studying the map. The entire time I was thinking "where is the mindfulness". I am trying to do one thing at a time.

It made me more aware of the many different states and world that my journal friends are from. Liza, Hawaii - Beverly, Memphis - Gail, Nashville, - Tabor, Eastern state - Jessi, Thailand - Marian, England, Cate, Canada - Judy, Kentucky - Darlene, Arizona - Nan, Eastern state, Aisling - Northern state, Ronni, Maine.

Comments from Oklahoma, Florida, Texas, Massachusetts. Probably many that are not coming to mind at the moment.

I find this exciting. Especially since my journal is about 5 months old.

Also friends that come about this way are not based on what we see visually or what someone might have, but it is based on what we share from our hearts by writing about our pleasures, our thoughts, dreams and shortcomings. We share images and by doing this we almost feel as though we are visiting one another.

By sharing this way it seems we connect with others in some kind of miraculous way. So since I am new to this online world, I find this exciting.

I can remembering in my prayer time making a request for new friends in my new neighborhood. So this prayer was not answered in exactly the way I expected.
But then I have learned that my prayers are always answered but not in the way I would expect.

If a man does not make new acquaintances as he advances through life, he will soon find himself alone. A man should keep his friendships in constant repair

Samuel Johnson


Liza on Maui said...

This is a perfect post for me to let you know that I gave you an award:

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Liza thank you so much. You are one of the reasons this journal was given birth.
Love you Ernestine

Tabor said...

I think your honesty in sharing and writing is what draws people to your blog and makes them become more than writing pals...

lilalia said...

There are many of us who feel exactly like you do. I very much enjoy reading your blog posts and wish you all the best in your new friendships with online and offline friends.

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

I enjoy so reading your comments I wish you would tell me who you are.
When I go on your site it features a number of people. I am smiling.

kerrdelune said...

Wise eloquent words and such heart in those words - I am fortunate in being able to count you as a friend.

Renie Burghardt said...

bOnline friends can be from anywhere in the world, as some of mine are, but they are all kindred spirits. That is the nice thing about blogging, we get to know the heart of a person from their writing. I do enjoy my blogging friends, but I also enjoy and love my personal friends!

I am sorry about Sadie, but she will always be with you in your heart and memories.

I like the quote.

Have a lovely Sunday.


Jessi Cotterill said...

Wonderful, Ernestine, wonderful!!

You're so sweet and honest.

Mim said...

Thinking of you this Sun morning as your week starts out much different than last week.
Be well.

Gail said...

Ernestine, good morning. Blogging sure does bring us friendships, I am glad you stopped by to visit me!

Isn't it lovely to feel that breeze outside, maybe we will finanlly get rain?


Judy said...

I love Caitlins picture for Sadie. I enjoy my online friends so much and feel as if they are true friends just like my offline friends. I think when you say something to someone online it is truly heartfelt and meant for that person. I love your blog and enjoy reading it so much.

Beverly said...

Ernestine, such a touching post. I too am thankful for all my blogging friends. And, you are one special friend. I feel like I can tell you anything and you understand.