Selah Vita

Life is a treasured asset…don't let it pass by without pausing to think about each moment~~~selah vita

Friend or Foe?

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Friend or Foe?

let’s start this rant with a simple question…why do people use the word “friend” when the last thing on their mind is actually being a friend? what’s wrong with this picture?
i know a young girl who is literally crying out for a friend, a true friend, not one who pretends to be there for what they can get from you. it’s a pity in today’s world that there are no sensitive people, no caring, loving people who look out for their friends!
i hate to sound down on the world, but WTH???? is the whole world turning into being cold and heartless, not seeing their neighbor hurting? i don’t get it, maybe i’m wrong?
it grieves me to see young people hurting…sure it hurts to see older people as well, but when the young grow lonely, bad things sometimes happen, and i’m so fed up with no one watching out for this next generation! it was tough watching kids i grew up with overdosing or taking their own life because they felt no one cared!! and to see it continuing on a greater scale really is heart wrenching!!
i’m disgusted with watching over and over again this tragedy moving into this young generation!! we should be giving our children the inheritance of love and compassion, not hatred and hopelessness!!!
if each one of us would take responsibility and do our part we could turn this generation around and convince them that we are believing people really do care about them and their future!!
have we become cold and heartless or do we have some love and concern for them?
is it too much to ask of ourselves, have we slacked off and gotten so into our own selves that we have no room and love for their future?
please understand, i’m sure most of you do your part, i’m just terribly afraid that some of us haven’t see inside our own hearts and have forgotten how to share love outside of our own lives…maybe i’m wrong and i sure hope i am, but i myself am doing an inside heart check to make sure i haven’t slacked off…
it broke my heart tonight to see a young girl calling out for a friend just to talk to her, to be a friend for the moment and cheer her up, boost her hope level up, help lift her out of the muck and bring a little sunshine into her life so she could smile again and have joy for tomorrow…
is that so hard? is it asking too much? i think not, i think it’s time to pass along this message to others around us in hopes we can get this message back into our circles of friends and make a difference in this next generation…are ya with me? will you be a friend or foe to the future?
let’s make these kids lives a little brighter, let them know we care. after all, i think they’re worth it!

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Author: Selah Vita

I love all forms of encouragement, especially if it involves humor...the greatest thing to me is watching people be uplifted ...also extending grace to those who feel down or condemned. I found it is a powerful tool... Everyone's life is valuable and I would love to bring a little bit of light and joy into their lives..selah~~~

19 thoughts on “Friend or Foe?

  1. They certainly are! Thank you for sharing this. We need to invest in the future. cb

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  2. I agree with you 100% on this post. I have many friends in real life and like you said sometimes all they need i some one to listen to them. On the other side of the coin unless these people reach out to someone who is to know if they need help our not.

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    • true…you have to reach out, no doubt…but that’s my point, a lot of these kids are reaching out, like the one last night i was talking about…she posted it on her walk and no one responded…i’m sure if someone did privately she would have mentioned it when i reached out to her….but not one click bob!! not one acknowledgment, wth???? awww geeez, there i go…can you tell it really bothered me? sorry to rant here…i’ll let it go lol…
      you’re totally right bob, who to know if they really need the help or not? i wouldn’t want to have to live with myself knowing i turned my back on her or anyone else…ugh…
      don’t want to be a downer this morning lol…leaving soon to head up north today….long ride, but worth it πŸ™‚
      enjoy your day, and thanks for the compassionate comment…enjoy your day with bud πŸ˜‰

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    • aren’t you the sweet one!!!! bob, you’re amazing…thanks so much for being so kind to mention my blog…you’re a rare gem (is guess that’s the bro to the hidden gem?lol) ..
      even if no one checks me out, i’m appreciative of your kindness…hope your new blog does well, i’m sure it will…i’m not a vegan nor am i even close to vegetarian lololol…but i’m sure there are some yummy menus i will have to check out every now and then! πŸ™‚
      you know i’ll follow you, just b/c i’m loyal to those who i can relate..lol…
      and btw, someone with lots of wisdom gave me some good advice once, and i quote “cheer the hell up”!!! till this day i still giggle when i think of it! thanks bob, and have a great day/week…

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      • You are more than welcome Selah your blog deservers some more looks. I would never try to force you or any of my friends to another blog. If they don’t look in on yours it’s their loss πŸ™‚ I do remember that advice you mentioned not to sure about the wisdom part though, you have a great week and I will catch up when I return.

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      • thanks bob…enjoy your time away, be safe and enjoy yourself…hugs to bud πŸ™‚

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  4. Bob recommended your blog and I love it! now a follower – from one “ranter” or as bob puts it ” a girl who says what’s on her mind” to another – glad to have found you. I’m looking forward to exploring your world.

    A little bit about me, in the form of some of my favourite posts – if you have time…..

    http://notestoponder.wordpress.com/2013/04/05/recollections/

    http://notestoponder.wordpress.com/2013/08/10/dear-erin/

    http://notestoponder.wordpress.com/2013/01/04/growing-up/

    http://notestoponder.wordpress.com/2013/08/20/land-of-the-spirit-bear/

    I have to stop myself – I’ve written almost 500 posts. Hugs and happy to have found you. Thanks Bob πŸ™‚

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    • oh my, i apologize for not seeing your comments!!! i haven’t been on in a while and am very new at this stuff…somehow i found myself in my settings and stumbled on one message waiting approval and there you were! i’m embarrassed letting you know that, but i would rather be embarrassed than let you feel i may have just ignored you…again, my apologies… thank you so much for stopping by and i hope i can live up to the blogging network of friends…
      i hope i can learn this thing, i’m so NOT literate when it comes to computer language, i hope i can find my way back here to check on kind people like yourself who may have left a comment…lololol…
      ty ty ty and thanks to BOB…he’s such a nice guy isn’t he? and i sure hope to get to know you better… πŸ™‚

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      • No worries. Glad to hear from you. A little worried about Bob, he hasn’t posted anything since late November – unless I’ve missed it somehow. πŸ™‚

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      • i took a shot and messaged bob about two weeks ago letting him know he’s missed lol…he’s ok, just getting prepared to move, so he’s kind of busy…
        was glad to hear from him, there’s just some people that you look forward to their posts right? lol…bob has a unique, straight forth way of telling it like it is…he makes me laugh..lol…i like light-hearted people, they’re refreshing…
        so glad i got to connect with you…hope i can get my life to go a little easier soon so i can get back to this blogging thing again…in the meantime, i am now following you as well πŸ™‚ …this way i won’t lose touch with you and when i get back i can browse your posts too! looking forward to that! in the meantime i pop in and out as much as possible, hopefully see you then, until then, stay well and keep smiling! :)..

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      • Glad to hear Bob is OK – moving again though? He hates moving. I don’t have his email so if you touch base with him again let him know I’m thinking of him.

        Thanks for the follow – I’m really busy as well but look forward to exploring your blog. Keep well πŸ™‚

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      • if i hear from him again, i’ll let him know for sure…in the meantime thanks for reconnecting! try to take some time for yourself…we all need to refuel whenever possible…lol..(i should practice what i preach…LOL) πŸ˜‰

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  5. Friends are all around; it’s a matter of taking a few minutes time to talk or lend a hand. Most people that I’ve heard complain about not having friends, don’t try. They don’t go to church or other social functions, they’re rude to people trying to be nice to them, or they don’t bother to return calls because they don’t like the person calling even though they’ve only met them once.
    Friendship often takes time to develop. Some people expect a person to come to their house and become a true friend in 5 minutes. You have to reach out, be willing to be involved, don’t have high expectations at first, and be patient. I have a good friend who certainly didn’t start out that way. She would call and let me know she was on her way to pick me up for church. Phone call was less than 5 minutes. Over the next few months we found we had more in common, started doing more together than church, and our phone calls now last over an hour. In the beginning, if you had asked me if we would become good friends, I would have told you NO. I’m very glad it did not turn out that way.

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    • thanks! i appreciate your input, and i’ll be sure to relay the message if and when it ever comes up again with this young girl…experience is by far the best teacher, sounds like you’ve been there, done that! glad to hear how well i worked for you πŸ™‚
      and thanks so much for the “follow”…can’t wait to come by your place and browse too!
      have a great day …

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