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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

I get by with a little help from my friends

I get by with a little help from my friends.  That is our prompt from Monday Madness.  I am proud to share my best friends with you all.  I can't include all my besties here, but here are some of my most prized people in the world. I feel so blessed.  I was told in middle school that as adults if we can say we have one true friend, then we are blessed. 

I do agree and especially as a single mom of two teens that "No man is an island."  I know that it takes a village to raise great kids.  I am not too proud to ask my good friends for help.  We all need a little help some of the time.  I think the older we get we understand this concept more fully.  There should be no shame in asking good friends for help when you need it.  I believe that is what life is about, to be able to ask for what you need.

Those with false pride won't think it is OK to ask for help.  Think about it, the more quality people in our kids lives, the better off they are.  I am a director of volunteers and this fact will amaze you.  Each mentor in a child's life, not only saves tax dollars on children getting into trouble, but much more.  When your child has all those around them that they can turn to, it broadens their base.  This can help our kids emotionally, physically, mentally, psychologically, and spiritually.  Each adult in our kid's life can teach them new ways of thinking and of being and it is good for everyone. Self esteem can sky rocket with more quality adults in their lives.

How many adult role models did you have growing up? Who were they and what did you learn from them?  Did you ever let them know how important they were to you?  Well, we can all help mentor kids just by helping out our friends when they need it.  So next time your thinking  "Oh, I could really use a extra pair of hands, Don't just say it, call up a friend. Or Help your friends:  drive kids to school, help with homework, help take to extra curricular activities.

Know it is never too late to call and let a past mentor/adult know how important they were/are.


  1. Great reminder of how important mentors are at any stage of life, but never more vital then when dealing with an impressionable child's mind.
    I think it's a good idea to mentor everyone who seems to want you in their life. And be mentored by all those you admire.

    Great write!

  2. Jo,
    I love the way you stated it. mentor everyone who wants you in their life and be mentored by those you admire. Thanks so much

  3. Having best friends in our lives brings joy and happiness--if they are the type of friends to serve as role models to our children--it is definitely a blessing for them too. Great post Laura--happy to call you a friend! Cheers, Jenn.

  4. Jenn,
    Your the best. Thanks for the nice comment. You always brighten up my day. Proud to call you friend....

  5. This is such an awesome post. You point out many factors that we far too often overlook. Friends are so important in our lives. You look very happy. A wise person once told me something similar to what you wrote. He said that when we are adults we are lucky if we can count our true & genuine friends on one hand. I believe it. I want to also thank you for reminding me to serve as a role model to others and to thank those who helped me in my life.

    It is nice to meet you.

  6. Melissa
    We share in the belief that mentoring and role modeling is important. I am so happy like you see here and I hope you are too.

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