Friendship

rentintin
By rentintin Latest Reply 2011-05-20 15:12:45 -0500
Started 2011-05-18 23:02:38 -0500

Remember to have friends one must show themselves to be friendly. I know this is harder for some than others, but it can be as simple as saying I need a friend to talk to me. Are we willing to make ourselves open? It can be scary but the payoff is well worth the risk. Please let us be your friend.


26 replies

Somoca
Somoca 2011-05-20 12:26:19 -0500 Report

It is very hard to be that vulnerable. People aren't as kind as they use to be as recently as 10 years ago. We live in a different society now. A society where watching women hit and kick each other on this crap called Reality TV, is the norm and that bothers me.

People are just different, instant warmth doesn't always work. But let's face it, most of us try and we offer our proverbial hand to others and pray it comes back in good condition.

helen7898
helen7898 2011-05-20 01:05:24 -0500 Report

I've never really felt comfortable talking to people about my feelings and problems. It is easier for me to write it down. Since joining DC I have been more open than at any other time in my life and I am 62 yrs. It is nice to be able to ask questions and talk about things like this. Hope this contines for a long time.

cupcake0923
cupcake0923 2011-05-19 18:55:14 -0500 Report

yes i would like a friend to talk to cause times i need someone to talk to beside my family cause they at times dont understand where im comming from

rentintin
rentintin 2011-05-19 19:30:48 -0500 Report

You gotta a friend sweetie any time . I love having someone to look forward to talking with and hope I'm able to be a good friend for you. You will find a lot of people on this site that are great listeners and also have great advise.

Hinboyz3
Hinboyz3 2011-05-19 14:41:00 -0500 Report

For anyone that's seen any of my postings, well they know by now that I love to smile and I love to be kind to anyone. the DC cite has opened up a whole new world of friends to me, and I love each and everyone of you. In this life I've learned you have to treat a person the way you want to be treated in this life.

Te Ja
Te Ja 2011-05-19 10:00:44 -0500 Report

For being a new person to this site each and everyone of you have made me feel so welcome and more at easy in dealing with my diabetes. If I haven't thanked for beign a friend please except my extened appreciation.

MewElla
MewElla 2011-05-19 07:48:45 -0500 Report

In order to have friends, we must be friendly in return. Friendships are not just given, they must be nutured . I always check my inbox for incoming mail, love to hear and talk with all on the site.

rentintin
rentintin 2011-05-19 10:27:28 -0500 Report

You are a great friend to have and I for one do appreciate how thoughtful you are and want to say thank you x 100!!!!!!!!!!

jayabee52
jayabee52 2011-05-19 05:40:37 -0500 Report

Like Renee (aka Dietcherry) I consider everyone to be a friend here. When folks accept my friend request, I rather let them determine whether or not they want to email me. If they do, I make it a priority to reply to them. In fact when I first logon to DC, I look at my inbox and usually have 3 or 4 messages waiting. I answer those messages before I go to the discussions, and often spend several minutes answering each question or concern.

Thanks for bringing this up Rentinin!

Blessings to you and yours!

James

dietcherry
dietcherry 2011-05-18 23:20:53 -0500 Report

This is the flip side of the coin of the other Discussion that was started. I said it there and I'll say it here: To have a friend you must be a friend. I consider everyone a friend here wether Ive met them yet or not! Lots of Love to all of you! Thanks rentintin!