Monday, November 12, 2007

Thank You

It's been a long day and I'm tired. I was sitting in my comfy chair relaxing and thinking about heading off to bed when I thought about you. My friend. If you're reading my blog, it's most likely that you're one of my friends.

I want to thank you for being a friend. Friends are important to me. Friends care about you and how you're feeling. A friend takes time to do more than just say "Hello" and go on about their business.

I spend a lot of time complaining about how life is treating me here. I know it's not the most cheerful of blogs out here in cyberspace, in fact it's downright depressing occasionally. Sorry about that...but the fact that you come back and check in on me once in a while means a lot to me and I just feel the need to say thank you for that.

I have been blessed with many friends over the years. I occasionally run into folks that I haven't seen in ages and they always smile. It's rare that I see someone who doesn't smile when they see me. Thanks for smiling, it cheers me up when I'm feeling down.

Some of you have helped me out in one way or another. Helpful advice or encouragement, making a comment about one of my posts, showing me how to do something, or even loaning me a few bucks. Thanks ever so much for your kindness and generosity.

I love you, friend. You keep me from giving up when things get rough because I know there's a shoulder I can lean on.

I have another friend, his name is Jesus. Just like you he helps me through each day and keeps me from giving up. Although I can't physically see him, it brings a smile to my lips to think about him. He helps me out and I see his hand at work in my life when I stop to pay attention. I need to stop and pay attention more often. He has a shoulder I can lean on and I do so fairly frequently.

Well, I'm still pretty tired, so I think I'll turn in for the night. Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to read my ramblings. Love 'ya!


Stephanie said...

We all love you, too, Al. Jesus is our best friend and we show His love for us to each other.....face to face....with a simple smile :-)

Aaron McCray said...


I do not usually leave posts but I catch your blog every once in awhile. It is always encouraging to see your faith in GOD and the trust that you put into him. I know he will bless you in ways you will not even see coming.

Jennifer said...

What a blessing to come here and read the words "I love you"! Thank you, Al!


Anonymous said...

Can't find your e-mail address...