Friends Are Like Jelly Beans
Have you ever looked at a whole bin of jelly beans? They are basically the same shape and size, but are different colors and flavors. My favorite jelly beans are Jelly Belly jelly beans
Friends are like jelly beans.
Friends are people…human beings.
People look, act, think and feel differently, but when they are true friends, there is a common thread of emotion that ties them all together.
Friends are nice.
Friends say things to brighten your day.
Friends are honest.
Friends are helpful.
Friends want to talk or spend time with you.
Friends do things for you without being asked to do so.
Friends make time to listen to you.
Friends are sweet like jelly beans.
Growing up I did not have very many friends. As a matter of fact, if I were to go to my high school reunion, I dare say very few people would remember me. Of course, they would not recognize me because I now have long hair, wear makeup and am not a wallflower any more. But my point is that I was not popular nor was I really socially active in trying to fit in or have friends.
The past two years blogging has opened a whole new world of opportunity for friendships. Reaching out over the web has not been intimidating because I know who I am, where I came from, what I want to accomplish and the types of people I want to surround myself with to make the rest of my life enjoyable.
Since there is just one of me (Isn’t that such a shame?), I have to do all the work on my blog myself. The only way to have a blog read is to market it everywhere. That was the motivation initially for having a community, but as time passed, I have become friends with the people there. They are a very supportive group who promote each other’s blogs as well as chit chat about everything. They have truly become my friends and when the phone rings, it is always a pleasure spending time together.
During the past month I have also reached out to people on Twitter who have been equally supportive of my endeavors on the internet. There have been friendships formed with like-minded individuals who understand me. Isn’t that what we are all seeking – understanding and acceptance? Yes, I believe it is and I feel most thankful for my new friends and look forward to many years of friendship ahead.
When you are online, think about it…the person at the other end is real. They wake up, have families, jobs, homes, problems, goals and insecurities just like you do. People are not just words in a comment or picture on an avatar. They too are seeking the same things as you…a successful and happy life.
I guess I could change my blog profile to read…
Here I am. Just a woman with a heart full of emotion and a head full of memories, experiences and lessons learned who is seeking acceptance, understanding and jelly beans…I mean friends.
Now, the time we have all been waiting for…(drum roll) This is the weekly post where I spotlight my Rockin’ Friends who are the Top Nine active participants and loyal followers in my community! If you want to be mentioned here next week, then all it takes is to come in and start chatting with everyone in my community.
Below are a few discussions going on in my community :
- Opportunities Are Passing You By And It Is Driving Me Crazy
- How old were you when you got your driver’s license?
- Top 10 worst places to throw up…
- Watching movies in peace on a deserted island…
- How old is the oldest thing in your freezer?
- Big time progress photos!!!!
- What is your #1 cleaning tip?
- What do you use to ‘Stream’ a movie to your TV?
- Need ideas – going bananas
- What Can I Say? I’m A Post Counter Diva! (28,490 comments and counting!)
With a big, heartfelt thank you for their participation and friendship, here are the Rockin’ Friends this week in order of most participation.
I’m so glad that I’ve been able to become friends with these wonderful people who are so active in my community. I encourage you to add their blogs to your blogroll, but also come over and chat with us in my community.
For everyone mentioned in the top nine this week, feel free to grab the Rockin’ Friend badge below (Yeah, we do crazy poses like that too because we are so stylish) and thank you for your participation!!
- Katlupe at Homesteading On The Internet
- Joan at A Bad Marriage Is Fattening
- Teresa at Teresa’s Thoughts And Ideas
- Aleta at Aleta’s Arty Facts
- Paula at This American Life
- Bev at eBlebco.com
- Meg doesn’t have a blog, but you can find her in the community
- Pam doesn’t have a blog, but you can find her in the community
- Dawn at Dawn K Apps Blog
Until next week…Kiss your family, hug your friends and don’t forget to be the friend you would like to have around.
Woo Us To Your Blog
As always, attached is the weekly Linky to enter either the main URL to your site or add each post you publish throughout the week. You don’t have to do anything special, just drop your link in and get a little extra exposure to your site.