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"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Monday, June 27, 2011

Monday - I'm back from no where! - I've missed my Vitamin F's!

Okay dear blog friends - I have missed you !
Funny thing is that I received the most comments I've ever gotten on the post about me taking a staycation - wonder what that means? lol

Why do I have a variety of friends who are all different in character ?

Some of them can be considered marginal even?
How do I get on with them all ?
I think that each one helps to bring out a "different" part of me...
With one of them I am a polite, good girl.
I joke with another friend.
I sit down and talk about serious matters with one of them.
With another I giggle at every silly thing.
I have my tea with one
And dance with another.
I listen to one friend's problems and give him or her advice.
Then I listen to another advising me.

They are all like pieces of a jigsaw,
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.
They are like colorful anti-depressants that I take on different days.

Real Age doctors tell us that friends are good for our health.
Dr. Oz calls them Vitamins F (from Friends) and counts the benefits of friends to our well being. Research shows that people in strong social circles have less risk of depression and terminal strokes.

If you take Vitamin F constantly you can be up to 30 years younger than your real age. The warmth of friendship stops stress and even in your tense moments it decreases the chance of a cardiac arrest or stroke by 50 %.

I am 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, not forgetting
to open our mouths big to swallow the floating vitamins F !!!!

Thank you for being my vitamins! I am missing my Vitamin F !

(Thank you Ann for sending this to me so I could share with all our other vitamin F's!)

Well I'm back you lucky Vitamin F's and I'm so thankful and blessed to have all of you!


I have redone my blog and if you have a blog button - let me know!


Anonymous said...

Glad you're back, SEEEEEE you have more visits and F's than you even realized.You are kinda like a shot of B 12....we get great (pick-me-ups) from your blog.
smiles thru the pines my friend, I was thinking serious about a staycation myself, I had not told anyone except "Happier Than A Pig In Mud",but we lost our best friend(Dale-our yard dawg)of 12years, I've been sooo blue for days, can't seem to shake off the funk.I thought about posting of our loss but didn't want to bring anyone down.~sigh~

Retired Knitter said...

I always enjoy reading your entries.This one was especially nice - vitamin F. got to remember that. Also I don't have a blog button but I would love to get one for my blog. How do I do that? Where do you go?

....Petty Witter said...

Thanks for sharing that verse with us, I also often wonder at the vast variety of people we meet and seem to get along with in blogosphere. I would love to meet up with lots of my blogger buddies but wonder what would happen if we were meet - wouldn't it be awful if we didn't get along?

Anyway, glad to see you back.

Sandra said...

this is the first time i have heard of Vitamin F's and it is oh so true. lots of good things come from V F's and glad you are back in the blog world again and home safe and sound. I like that word staycation a lot. i am thinking a lot of our VF's need a staycation away from computers and maybe even TV sets. someone once said they took an away from screens vacation for a week. not sure if i could do that unless i was off somewhere away from home.
welcome back CCVF

Debbie said...

Welcome back! I hope you are fully refreshed since your vitamins have been waiting for some chat from the crone.

I love the jigsaw comparison. SO TRUE!

Melanie said...

So glad you're back, Sandie. I hope you enjoyed your staycation! I missed you. You're one of my sweet Vitamin F's!♥
Have a great week. :)

Anonymous said...

oh.. so nice post.)
Love your blog.))

I now spend a survey of bloggers with such questions.
1. Why did you create a blog?
2. For whom you taking him? Want to be popular?
3. How long will it keep going?

Kim said...

Vitamin F -- What a great way to think about it. Blogging has been like a daily shot of Vitamin F for me. I look forward to interacting with so many new friends from so many different backgrounds.
Glad you are back.
PS - Like Retired Knitter asks - tell us about blog buttons. How do you make one?

Jeanie said...

I love your new look and I'm glad you are back. Your thoughts about friends are thoughtful and true.

That corgi :) said...

Love your new blog look Sandie! and your cute signature line! I did miss your posts! But I am glad you took the staycation because our bodies need that, even if we don't leave town, LOL, but a break from writing blogs or even reading blogs is a good thing every once in awhile!! You are a great friend! So glad we are friends and I too miss my Vitamin F's when away. Friends are so important to do life I do believe!!

welcome back!


Changes in the wind said...

Glad to have you back and hope you are refreshed and ready to go...

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Welcome back my sweet and best does of Vitamin F!! I hope you enjoyed your staycation (love that word). This was a great post and so true. hugs, Linda

Remington said...

Welcome back! I agree friends are the BEST! And I am happy to have you for one!

Flora said...

Fresh look to your Blog...welcome back!

Whosyergurl said...

ah, too sweet. I need lots of friends to complete me, too!
xo, Cheryl

blueviolet said...

Taking time away is refreshing and makes us appreciate the time online. Blog friends are fabulous, aren't they?

Shanda said...

I am so glad you are back. You are my Vitamin F!!!! And I did enjoy your emails while you were gone :)

Doris Sturm said...

I'm glad to see you back! I've been actually blogging the past few days - something I've not done for a while. I'm enjoying it, but I'm falling behind with other things - oh well...there's just not enough hours in the day, but I do agree with you, blogging has put me in touch with a lot of wonderful, caring people whom I have otherwise not met. I'm glad to see that there are so many sweet people in this world.

Thanks for being my friend :-)
With Love,
Doris and the Gizz!

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

Welcome back from vacation. Hope you didn't get sunburned. :) Isn't the blog button the same or did you change it? I wasn't sure what you meant. Like the new background with the black curly things. I don't normally open blogs up to the full window size when reading. I should so I see everything.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

So glad to see you back!

You already have my blog button (thank you!)

Sweet Tea said...

Hello Chatty C,
So nice to meet you. I too love my bloggy Girlfriends. I've signed on to FOLLOW so I'll be baaa-ck!

Susan said...

SANDIE!!!!!! LOVE the new look on your blog. Class-y! Really nice.

Missed you but am happy you had a nice break.

I'm so glad you are a major Vitamin F for me! Susan

Sally said...

Love this post. Welcome back!! :)

Sharon said...

OK, I've staggered through this past week without you - like a thirsty woman in a very dry desert. My last words? "Vitamin F...need more Vitamin F..."

Great to have you *back* - missed you! So glad that you're a friend of mine!

Oh, I can feel the Chatty blood surging through me again...

(P.S. I have a new blog button, don't know if you want to replace the old one or not - doesn't matter - just thank you for featuring me at all!)


Ginny said...

Welcome back, I missed you!! Your blog is so cute! So did you get all nice and rested and refreshed, or did you start getting run down and had to get your vitamin fix?

Anonymous said...

Glad to see that you're back :-)
What a great text about Friends - thank you for sharing! I believe that we meet certain people for a reason - just as you say, bring out something within you - it's important to have someone/s to share things with :-) Have a lovely evening!


Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Fun post; must admit I didn't realize you were gone, b/c we've been on a roadtrip and I've fallen way behind both on blog reading and writing. It's really cool that all your friends missed you and I'm not surprised they did! I would have if I'd had time ;>)

Thisisme. said...

Who's been playing around with her blog then, whilst on her Staycation!!! All looks very impressive. It's lovely to have you back dear friend, and what a brilliant post you have come back with. Friendship is such a blessing!

The Boston Lady said...

Oh, I love the new look and I love the sentiment about Vitamin F and friends! So true. Welcome back to blogland Sandie. Ann

Starry Dawn said...

Welcome Back to Blogland, sweet dear friend, Sandie!!
Brilliant post!! I am impressed. You see, I feed myself with the healing power of friendship love from all living forms in mother nature. The healing process begins, and the depression is gone. Miracles do happen, if you only believe. Thank you, Sandie, for sharing your love with the world!! God keeps blessing you!!
By the way, thank you so much for writing your heartfelt comments in my blogs, sweetheart.
Love in Christ,
Poet Starry.

Ann said...

It was my pleasure to send this to you. You certainly have become one of my vitamin F's.
Love the new look of your blog. I don't have a button but I do need to make one. Maybe one of these days I will

DaPetLady said...

yippy you're back!!! I have missed you...dod your vacation go fast? I am about to take a blog-cation myself when I go out on our Bass LAke trip next month.... loved the verse thank you for sharing.. Debb

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

I just enjoyed one of my doses of Vitamin F! Thank you, Sandie! glad you're back. blessings ~ tanna

Chris Graham said...

I am so glad to have you back!!!
You are my Vitamin F for sure dear lady.
Excellent post, excellent look to your blog, and excellent words spoken.

Mevely317 said...

What a great analogy, Sandie!
I, too, was tickled to "see" your face on my monitor.
Thanks for being my Vitamin F :)))

Belle said...

I love the quotation, but don't you wish we could become good people by laying on a beach in Hawaii?

I loved this post about blogging friends. I didn't have any friends in my life (I did years ago) until I started blogging. My friendship with bloggers has made my life so much happier. It does feel like I've been given a super vitamin shot!

Love Of Quilts said...

Good to have you back....happy to be one of your Vitamins F. Trish

Pat MacKenzie said...

Welcome back Sandie. Love the Vitamin F theme.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Welcome back!
The vitimin F,,,, makes much sense to me,,,
I need to get rid of Vitimin W (WORK)

Donna B said...

Welcome back! Glad you enjoyed yourself and I always enjoy your changes. You are very creative!
I am happy to be one of your Vitamin Fs....and I have never heard this term before... I LOVE IT!

Some times we are blessed to have one friend with all the qualities you mentioned...and some times, we have several friends for different reasons. The important thing to remember is being blessed with friends...and YOU ARE VERY BLESSED!

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

Welcome back to the blog world!

Michaele said...

Glad to see you again! Loved the photos. Couldn't help but laugh. Loved the "serious" parts too.
and - Love YOU!