Friday, April 4, 2008

The rain and girlfriends

It's been raining every afternoon this week at around this time. The sky grows dark, the wind becomes cool and strong, then the heavens pour down like it's the last time it will ever pour. Visibility out of my windows and balcony is probably only 10 feet. The lakes in the golf course across fill to the brim and the sand bunkers become mini ponds.

Caitlin decides to play by herself, dancing, singing, reading...I guess she is relishing in her own private time since the heavy rain is excuse for not going to Mandarin class. So I'm left alone just at a time when I thought cuddling up in bed with her and an entertaining book to hopefully get her to nap would be nice.

I decide to check email and found I received a nice one celebrating friendship among girls. The gloomy weather and the email evokes some nostalgia of the good times I had in my YFS (young, free, single) school and early working life with my girlfriends. Here's what the email said:

TO THE GIRLS!!!

What's so poignant about this picture? Well, it shows a line of little girls holding hands facing the immensity of ocean waves. Alone they might be washed away, but together they stand strong.

Thank you each for holding my hand somewhere along the way when I was facing a wave of my own.
I hope you will reach for my hand when your own wave threatens.

All of us girls..
Old and young...
Near and far...
Hold special memories of good times we've shared.
We've had our share of hard times when our friends were there to make us feel better.
We've shared...
our hearts
our time
our secrets
our fears
our hopes
and our dreams.
Let us never break the chain of friends!

If you get this twice or more, you are lucky to have more than one girlfriend.

Someone will always be prettier.
Someone will always be smarter.
Their house will be bigger.
They will drive a better car.
Their children will do better in school.
And their husband will fix more things around the house.
So let it go, Be Happy!
And love yourself and your circumstances.
Think about it.
The prettiest woman in the world can have trouble in her heart.
And the most highly favoured woman on your job may be unable to have children.
And the richest woman you know, she's got the car, the house, the clothes....might be lonely.
And the Word says if 'I have not Love, I have nothing.'

So, again, love you.
Love who you are.
Look in the mirror in the morning and smile and say
'I am too blessed to be stressed and too anointed to be disappointed!'
I like that!
'Winners make things happen.
Losers let things happen'
Be blessed ladies and pass this on to encourage another woman.
'To the world you might be one person,
But to one person you just might be the world'.
HERE'S TO YOU MY FRIENDS.


My thoughts stray to a popular sitcom called Friends. I enjoyed watching it although I wasn't a crazy fan. The theme song by The Rembrandts says:



So no one told you life was going to be this way.
Your job's a joke, you're broke, you're love life's DOA.
It's like you're always stuck in second gear,
Well, it hasn't been your day, your week, your month, or even your year.

But, I'll be there for you, when the rain starts to pour.
I'll be there for you, like I've been there before.
I'll be there for you, cause you're there for me too.

You're still in bed at ten, the work began at eight.
You've burned your breakfast, so far, things are going great.
Your mother warned you there'd be days like these,
But she didn't tell you when the world has brought you down to your knees.

That, I'll be there for you, when the rain starts to pour.
I'll be there for you, like I've been there before.
I'll be there for you, cause you're there for me too.

No one could ever know me, no one could ever see me.
Seems like you're the only one who knows what it's like to be me.
Someone to face the day with, make it through all the rest with,
Someone I'll always laugh with, even at my worst, I'm best with you.

It's like you're always stuck in second gear,
Well, it hasn't been your day, your week, your month, or even your year.

But, I'll be there for you, when the rain starts to pour.
I'll be there for you, like I've been there before.
I'll be there for you, cause you're there for me too.


Pretty appropriate for a time like this when I'm missing old friends and watching the rain.

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