14 April 2007

Portrait of a Friend

I can't give solutions to all of life's problems, doubts, or fears. But I can listen to you, and together we will search for answers.

I can't change your past with all its heartache and pain, nor the future with its untold stories. But I can be there now when you need me to care.

I can't keep your feet from stumbling. I can only offer my hand that you may grasp it and not fall.

Your joys, triumphs, successes, and happiness are not mine; yet I can share in your laughter.

Your decisions in life are not mine to make, nor to judge; I can only support you, encourage you, and help you when you ask.

I can't prevent you from falling away from friendship, from your values, from me. I can only pray for you, talk to you and wait for you.

I can't give you boundaries which I have determined for you, but I can give you the room to change, room to grow, room to be yourself.

I can't keep your heart from breaking and hurting, but I can cry with you and help you pick up the pieces and put them back in place.

I can't tell you who you are. I can only love you and be your friend.

Unknown

14 comments:

Gem said...

*Sniff* This is soooooo pretty!! Oh, how nice... Do you think you can lend it to me, and I can post it on my blog too (of course, mentioning that I took it from my sister's blog)?

And please, this beautiful post apart, stop quarrelling with whoever ANONYMOUS is by comments on my post!!

Gem said...

And please arrange your time thingy... I didn't post my comment at one o'clock in the morning!! I was sleeping by that time... *grin*

Anonymous said...

Hey, hey, don't mess with Anonymous... it could be highly dangerous. By the way, that's what comment space is for, Anjie-Wanjie... to have quarrels on the interesting thigs people post.

;-)

Anonymous said...

Not thigs, things. I must be very careful with my typos around here...ahem.

Anonymous said...

Speaking of typos, and with this I'll close the subject and hold my peace forever, it's not "all it's heartache and pain". It should be "all its heartache and pain". But I'll forgive you given the fact that you must have done a copy-paste without really reading it through.... xD

Wendy said...

Actually, I did read it through… a bit… but under psychological pressure!

Gem said...

And I think it's "typoes", not "typos"!!

Anonymous said...

Well, well, well, who's arguing now? And it IS typos, not typoes. Grin.

eliweski said...

Awwwwwww.... I just read the whole thing (hadn't until now, was too busy arguing) and it IS really touching.

I wish all friends were like that.

B-)

eliweski said...
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eliweski said...

Drat. I forgot to choose "anonymous" while sending my comment. Now you know who I am.

Wendy said...

Well I never.

I would never have guessed it was you.

XD

Not much.

LSEP said...

I wish all friends were like that.

Et queixaràs, ara…

eliweski said...

I was wondering who this "Isep" was intil I looked at his profile and found out it was a her. This switching around of blogs leaves me a little muddled.

No em queixo, no. Era per comentar algo. :P