Thursday, January 26, 2012

Finding the Balance

This weeks theme over at Theme Thursday is Balance.  It got me to thinking about how I "balance" my friendships.  I have wonderful friends, lots of them!  But there are times when I wonder if there are some friends that I use when life is hard and others that are only for the good times.

My definition of friendship is being there through thick and thin, good times and bad.  I will admit that I have good friends and then I also have true friends.  The difference you ask....  (IMO) A good friend will be there for you to call for bail money.  A true friend will be there in the jail cell saying, "lets do that again!"  I can happily say that I think I would have trouble finding someone to call for the bail money cause everyone would be in the cell with me!

I know that dealing with Jakes and making the decision about where he would live was a very bad time for me and I love that my friends rallied around and supported me through all.  I know that I was a very Negative Nelly and couldn't have been much fun to listen to.

Now that Jakes is happier and life is looking better, I WILL remember to share my happy days as well as be there for my friends through their good and bad times. I want to find that balance between needy negative nelly and a true friend.


  1. Nobody is a Negative Nelly all the time and we all cycle through ups and downs so every friend is getting lifted from time to time. I'm sure if you think about it, you'd realize that there have been oodles of times when you've been the one supporting. :)

  2. umm...if they are in jail with you they may have a hard time bringing bail hear you....real friends are rare and when found we should def take care of them...

  3. balance is never easy for me...i am always tilting to far into one direction.

    i hope to be there in that cell with you.

  4. The ever-shifting sands of friendship!

  5. Sounds like you have some amazing friends. And that you are a great friend yourself. :)

  6. To worry so much about if a friend is happy must surely make you one hell of a friend. I would say that all of your friends are truly blessed to have you at their side.

    But I am wondering if a true friend would be the one who keeps you out of the jail cell in the first place. A true friend that offers to be the DD so you can have a great time and they will keep you safe and get you home safely.

    Thank you for sharing such a great story about friendship and balance for this weeks Theme Thursday. Hope to see you next week.

    God bless.


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