Old Friends Are Gold

Between the 1980’s and today, my life has changed in so many ways.  Physically, my body has started to store fat in the most unsightly places, and fine lines are starting to draw themselves on my face.   But more than these manifestations of growing old, what bothers me most is that I feel I no longer really know myself.  In the middle of all the highs and lows of my life, I seem to have lost myself.

That’s what prompted me to phone an old friend from high school a few days ago.  Talking to her while reminiscing about how our prom dates’ raging hormones were just all over the place helped take me back to my old self.  Our conversation reminded me of who I was before the advent of marriage, separation and living the life of a single mom.

And then I texted a college friend, and asked him to help reintroduce me to my old self.  I told him I wanted to laugh like I used to.  He said that I never really lost myself- I just needed to be happy.  Bullseye!  He’s the reason I wouldn’t ask for a MyLife.com Refund, if for instance I subscribed to that online friend-finding database just to find him again after years of not seeing him.  He knows just what to say to make things clearer to me.

So now I’m back to thinking about how I can make myself happier.  Yes, I’m embarking on my own journey towards real and lasting happiness.  And I don’t have a concrete gameplan yet.

It’s old friends who help keep me anchored.   They’ve been with me through hell and high water, and know me even more than I do.  They’re probably the ones who can help me on my journey, so I’m going to just keep rolling with them whenever our schedules allow us.  I guess you CAN find gold in the most unsuspecting places…

Make Your Friend Smile In the Worst of Times

We all have to go through hard times at some point and during those moments; nothing could work better than a friend’s support. Nowadays many young people go through divorce, and this is not easy for anyone. So, if you know a person who happens to be a divorcee, you should show her empathy by giving her your full support.

In fact, if you are a very good friend, you should help her in the decision making process. But if you can’t, you can at least purchase interflora gifts for her to bring a smile to her face. In this floral store you can find different types of flowers. You can make your choice depending on the purpose.

Other than the divorcee friend, you can also gift flowers to a friend who has stood by you in times of need. It is said that a friend in need is a friend indeed. So, if you are also lucky to have one such friend, you should definitely make him feel special by giving him interflora thank you gifts. These are really good gifts and can surely make that person happy. However, thank you gifts are mainly given to the mentors, who guide us to the right path. Though their contributions in our lives cannot be calculated, we can still show some respect to them by giving thank you gifts.

Now when it comes to anniversary gifts, you can buy anything for your loved one but nothing could be a better idea than to give interflora anniversary gifts to the person you love. Nowadays in different floral stores, different types of flowers remain available. So, whatever be the occasion, you can definitely get flowers of your own choice.

To know more about these florists, you need to visit their business websites. In fact, these portals also work as e-stores. So, you can also get the chance to shop online. However, before transacting money with them, do not forget to check out their authenticity.

144 (and more) Reasons to be Happy

There are four days left until the voting for Circle of Moms’ Top 25 Blogs on Single Parenting ends, and I am still reveling in the euphoria it has thus far brought me.

It all began when I got an email from Circle of Moms, saying that my blog has been nominated. I immediately set about the task of asking (short of begging) everyone I knew, from the present and the past, to please vote for me.

I am fortunate enough to have been blessed to be a part of this group of Filipino mommy bloggers from all over the world . We are called PMC (Pinay Mommies Community). They have been consistent in showing their undying support by religiously voting for me each and every single day. I don’t know how I can thank them enough :). I am getting teary-eyed as I write this, seriously! Because of their votes, I am currently on top. I am nothing short of amazed at the miracle of friendship and love, and the power it brings.

I am grateful to all 144 members of PMC. They are reason for this smile plastered on my face. We are one in this. My victory is theirs. Win or lose, we have each other.