Oct 23, 2019

Lunch With Liliana ~

I think if I've learned anything about friendship,
 it's to hang in, stay connected, fight for them, and let
 them fight for you. Don't walk away, don't be distracted,
 don't be too busy or tired, don't take them for granted. 
Friends are part of the glue that holds life and faith together...

Friendships are born in a million different ways,
 and all good friends strive to achieve the same 
goal, to be a source of love and support.

 Finding a true friend is a unique gift even when
they are thousands of miles away. A best friend is
 there for you in the good and the bad. My best friend 
Anna lives in California and my 2nd best friend
 Liliana is in Fort Lauderdale. I am Grateful.

Liliana and I have been through some difficult times, 
but at the same time she is one of the people I trust the most.  
Liliana is from Argentina.  She and I met one day many 
years ago at the gym.  We had both just moved into
 a new building on Las Olas and neither of us 
at the time knew any of the other neighbors.

We bonded right away.  Like me she says what she 
means, and does not disguise it with fluff and fakeness.  
What you see is what you get, and that I believe is what 
makes us so good together.  She gets me and I her.

Life has not always been "fair" to her.  Just like for many,
 but Liliana is always optimistic and faces everything 
with an I can attitude.  She like all of us gets dragged
 down at times, but she never lets it take over.

  Many of us are like that, my friend Anna in California 
is one of those persons.  In the face of adversity she
 just keeps on going. Life has not been the kindest
 to Anna.  She is a fighter and always will be.

Today I look forward to another entertaining time 
with Liliana.  We still have a lot to catch up on.  For her 
the last few months have been very difficult, and I just
 hope that today as we chat, laugh, and tell stories I can
 help her in some way to feel better.  Guilt is a terrible 
thing to live with.  And it's dragging her down.

Wishing everyone a beautiful day filled with love
laughter, good friendships and all things good.

Choosing to be positive and having a 
grateful attitude is going to determine 
how you're going to live your life...