Wednesday 2 December 2015

" F " Is For FRIENDS

I had been going through my photos when I came across this one I had taken down at Colpoy's Bay from Bluewater Park.  I can't believe I hadn't shared it the day I took it on the 4th of November. Maybe I did not blog that day, I will have to look back.  

 I love the rich colours in this photo, never mind the reflection.

Today I was met my girlfriend, Abby of Miners' Maple Products, who is as sweet as the product they make.  We hadn't seen each other FOREVER it seems like, and we had really been way long overdue.

Abby & I had lunch at the Green Door Cafe where we both had enjoyed their Chicken Florentine on a bed of spinach with a side of veggies and a salad.  It was DELISH !  Our visit went way way too fast, but we did manage to get a quick shop in at Rankin River Trading Co..

After our visit, Abby headed home while I headed further South down to the New Leaf Health Centre in Hepworth to have "light" therapy.  I actually did a whole hour with almost total relaxation and no agitation this time.  So much so I could hear myself starting to "snore" .... oh my goodness !!!! hahaha

This afternoon I did a load of laundry and a wee bit of vaccuming (it is a start, however small I have to start concentrating on what I am getting done, not what needs to be done, so I don't loose myself by being too overwhelmed).  Baby steps as the mess didn't compile overnight.

I met my Niece, Joanne, downtown at Tim Hortons.  We took in a couple of shops downtown then walked down to Gateway Haven as this evening was the Christmas Get Together for family and residents.

One of the girls was kind enough to take a photo of Joanne, Mom and myself. We had a nice visit and enjoyed the entertainment.

"F" is for friends, and I am so ever grateful for all the Friends I have in my Life.  Thank you to each and every one of you ..... I have shared before and sure I will share again, and again.

Vitamin F

I loved this and want to share it with you...

Why do I have a variety of friends who are all so different in character? How can I get along with them all? I think that each one helps to bring out a "different" part of me.

With one of them I am polite.
I joke with another friend.
I sit down and talk about serious matters with one.
With another I laugh a lot.
I may have a drink (Coke, or Pepsi of course,) with one.
I listen to one friend's problems.
Then I listen to another one's advice for me.

My friends are all like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle.  When completed, they form a treasure box.  A treasure of friends!

They are my friends who understand me better than myself, who support me through good days and bad days.  We all pray together and for each other.

Doctors tell us that friends are good for our health. 

Dr. Oz calls them Vitamins F (for Friends) and counts the benefits of friends as essential to our well being.

Research shows that people in strong social circles have less risk of depression and terminal strokes.

If you enjoy Vitamins F constantly you can be up to 30 years younger than your real age.

The warmth of friendship stops stress and even in your most intense moments it decreases the chance of a cardiac arrest or stroke by 50%.

I'm so happy that I have a stock of Vitamins F!

In summary, we should value our friends and keep in touch with them.  We should try to see the funny side of things and laugh together, 
and pray for each other in the tough moments.

Thank you for being one of my Vitamins!

That is all she wrote this day, Just North of Wiarton & South of the Checkerboard.


  1. That picture is absolutely stunning!
    Jane x
    Just realised...I had some vitamin F!

  2. Vitamin F... good idea!

    That top shot is a marvel.

  3. My therapist said to me once - "what do you want to be remembered for - your cleaning or your relationships?" You had the perfect day - you spent time with friends and family and you cleaned a little bit. I like that concept of concentrating on what you got done, instead of all that needs to be done. I can live by that :) !


How nice of you to drop around to have a wee visit with me to see what I have been up to from time to time. I look forward to your comments as they add much brightness to my each and every day to know there are such wonderful people out there.

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