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Thursday, November 12, 2009

Blessings of Friendship

A shoulder to cry on is not usually your own shoulder but someone else’s. A pat on the back would usually require a second person to do it for you (unless you’re a schizo or a contortionist or an itchy monkey).

No matter how we tell ourselves that we can live alone without the help of others, definitely someone’s presence can make our lives less lonely and more bearable.

Whoever you are, the old, the young, the grieving, the bereaved, the religious, the spiritual, strangers and thinkers… we all should not be alone in this world.

It’s not much of a need… but as an herb to a dish, it ads spice and flavour to a very bland dish. A friend is your rosemary and your basil leaf.

And just like a simple little cake… a cake is only a cake when eaten alone, but it is made more fun when eaten with a friend.

Thus sidekicks were invented. Solo heroes are just too lonely at times. And just for clarification, I’M Batman, YOU’re Robin.

We are encouraged to give out our time, space, hearts and mind to those who need them. Even to strangers.

But of course, we can only give out to those who are willing to receive. A lot would still want to tread all sorts of hardships alone. Some may do these to satisfy their machismo for strength, others… just because.

I just wonder how some of my friends would opt to go through life on their own and not share their woes to trusted friends. One friend would say that it wasn’t his thing, another said that he’s probably not comfortable showing a weaker side.

A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity. –
Proverbs 17:17

But a friend becomes a friend when he starts to get a peak of who’s behind that shell, don’t you think?

My Phi Chai once wrote that one wish he has as he goes through life is for him to leave a beautiful mark on each person he passes by. I once vowed the same. To be able to touch lives and share the goodness that this world seems to hide in sight. I found this to be one of my purposes in life. I may not be so rich as to be able to fund a big charity, but still I find joy being just a tiny speck of sand trying to cover as much shore in this salty sea.

But with friends whose egos and pride are higher than the highest tower and thicker than the thickest wall, I would have to find ways to reach out, even if I would have to do them secretly.

And with friends whose IQs are higher than my caloric intake, I would have to stop giving out my two cents worth of advice. They really won’t seep in through their thick oily heads. Thus, I now would resort to a mere simple hug. Love is, after all, the best cure for a worried heart. Love when given “in arms” heals.

Thus, to you, my friend(s), who I give out this post to… I would want you to know…

You have friends who care for you. You are not alone.

You have friends willing to share your troubles and help you out as much as they can. You just need to open up.

And definitely… with all conviction, truth and assurance… remember this…

You are loved.

A man who has friends must himself be friendly, but there is a friend
who sticks closer than a brother. – Proverbs 18:24

*Super duper power hug* !!!!!

P.S. Don't just smell the tissue we gave you... there's a note inside it. Open it when you feel sad. :P

15 mga umutot:

xtian1978ii said...

parang feeling ko para sa akin yung ibang message sa entry mo

anteros' dominion said...

tulad ng palagi mong ginagawa, muli mo na naman akong napahanga

sana mabasa ito ng isa kong kaibigan na masugid ding mambabasa ng iyong blog

nang maunawaan niya na may katuturan ang kasabihan na

'no man is an island'

dabo said...

anong meron

wanderingcommuter said...

huwag niyo ng basahin yung message amuyin niyo na lang yung tissue! hahaha!

may hinala ako alam ko kung ano ang meron. bulong ko sa iyo dabo!


eto utol yakap, poi! hahaha!

Toilet Thoughts said...

@xtian: para sa lahat din nmn yan

@anteros: hmmmmm ngayon lang kita nakita dito.. pero salamat salamat. :P

Toilet Thoughts said...


@Dabo: Oist! me pasok ka diba? bakit nagcocomment ka? haha. ay ako din... break time, eh.

@Ewik: Contrabida ka naman lagi. Ung tea ball ko wag mongkalimutan.

anteros' dominion said...

ang totoo niyan, matagal na akong dumadaan rito.

nang hindi mo natutukoy ang aking pagkakakilanlan

hindi nagiiwan ng bakas

tahimik na nakamasid at nagbabasa


jonathan said...

You could never give your whole self to others but we could give a part to each friend we have. Our love, our sympathy, our generosity, our selflessness and our little ways of caring are just some of them. For example, your mere presence in my blog and in my digital world is a blessing and I thank God for your friendship. Whew, was that me?, special mention eh, thanks!

Toilet Thoughts said...

@anteros: 3:47am... haha alam ko na kung sino ka. hhaha. EMO. joke. peace tayo!!!

@Phi Jon: yeah, that was you. :P

Prince_Cloud said...


aliping binabahay said...

tinamaan yata ako, hehe...

badtrip ako kanina, pero nang mabasa ko to, medyo gumaan loob ko. seryoso.

tenks tenks *hugs*

anteros' dominion said...

paano mo naman natiyak na tama ang iyong pagkakakilala sa akin?

sabi ng sa profile ko, 'you think you know me...think again...'

isang bagay ang matitiyak ko sa iyo.

hindi mo ako kilala...


Toilet Thoughts said...

@ulap: One word talaga. haha

@Alipin: naks! yey! at least napagaan ko loob mo kahit pano. kasi naman, sabi sayo, hinding hindi mo magagawang pumasok ng 7:30. haha! joke lang!

@anteros: weehhh??!! hihi.

aliping binabahay said...

waahhh, hanggang ngayon hindi ko pa rin nagagawang pumasok ng 7:30! T_T

THE GRIPEN said...

Shet ngayon ko lang nabasa toh...

Nawala yung tissue actually,nasingahan ko sa Chelus..huhu


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