Friday, October 9, 2009

Happy Hour Friday #1

While reading one of my favorite blogs - Stacy's Random Thoughts I stumbled upon Otin. It was his birthday (according to Stacy) and I always wish people Happy Birthday.  So I jogged over to his blog to do just that and was just taken by his posts.  What a fantastic blogger.  Check them both out if you haven't already.  It's well worth it!!

So today on Otin's blog - which I have been reading daily, is Happy Hour Friday which he and RXBambi host.    If you would like to participate as well, all you need to do is list some things that make you happy.  Be sure to visit Otin to link up your Happy Hour Friday list.

So what makes me happy?

My friends make me happy new and old some of them silver the others gold.  How does the little ditty go?

There are a few friends in my life that stand out, one girl in particular, now a beautiful woman whom (livitluvit hates that word, cracks me up) I met at my place of employment way back in the day.  We became very close almost instantly.  She was going through some troubled times (men) and I had the best listening ear anyone could ask for.  I let her spill her guts for quite awhile. Let's just say a good three years, a truly one-sided relationship giving all the advice I had and letting her suck the life out of me.  I was getting fed up - one can only take so much.  It was like she didn't hear one word I said.  She chose to hear only the words she wanted to hear to keep her in her misery.  I stuck it out (I truly felt she needed someone to talk to) until things were so strained I had to sever the friendship. I would have gone nuts.  What is sad is after I broke off the friendship I moved to Florida; I let her know that I was leaving the state - not because of her - she wished me well and I went on my merry way.  Now that I am far away, it seems that our friendship is back on track and she has learned (possibly through age) that I was a good influence in her life. I am gone now and I am certain she misses what our friendship used to be (the fun times) because she is now able to give back.

Not sure what the moral of this story is, but what I learned from it is that I was meant to be in her life at her time of need.  I grew as a person and gained confidence which I needed.  I am thankful in a way for having gone through this type of friendship in that I am that much stronger. 

All Things Happen For A Reason


Organic Meatbag said...

Hi Kirsten! Nice bloggity home you have here! What do I love about Friday? about 6 hours, I will be able to tell my place of work to kiss my ass as I saunter off into the weekend...hahahaha

dizzblnd said...

I LOVE Otin he is one my top 5 favs.

You are right.. things happen for a reason. People come in our lives because we need to learn from them or vice versa. When we have learned from them or vice versa, they leave our lives.

What county in Florida do you live? Maybe we live close. I am in Volusia County

Omix4 said...

Without getting too deep; being happy right now would be to sell my house, so I would be able to do whatever makes me happier.

otin said...

Sometimes those aggravating, frustrating relationships are the ones that stand the test of time! I am glad that you are still friends.

Hit 40 said...

I have a friend who is stuck in place with her misery from a divorce. I try to help her move on but she seems to enjoy the misery too much to get up.

I also can only take so much. I have been listening to it for about a year and a half. You lasted longer than me.

PropellerHeadMom said...

Wow - 3 years - that is a long time. But I am glad to hear your friendship is back on track!

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

3 years is a long are much more tolerant than I. :)

I absolutely agree that all things happen for a reason. :)