Days of Grace

Friends

I am writing a post after a long absence….sorry to friends and readers that have been dropping by.

A new year!  I am not writing about that but rather about what has been in my thoughts lately when I think of new year and the past years…Friends and Friendship.  I am no expert in this but just purely penning down my thoughts as I ponder on my friends and friendships.

I guess as I aged 😛 , I am beginning to yearn for ‘long lost friends’. Friends I grew up with… neighborhood, school, church and later years, former colleagues.   Its more of how are they doing, are they alright?   I have been wondering whenever anyone comes to mind.  In moving away from my hometown, Penang, I lost touch with loads of friends and managed to keep in touch with only a few.  I realised that keeping in touch takes effort…lots of effort though present day communications had simplified that now.

Presently, I have friends leaving or have left because of work, immigration.  I am making effort to keep in touch…don’t want to lose their friendship .  And no excuse to ‘disconnect’ now with our technologies!  A simple ‘hi’ is enough to warm the heart knowing that we are remembered and thought of.

Once lost touch, it’s so tough to connect back.  Recently I joined Facebook to try searching for ‘out of touch’ friends, and be updated.  To my disappointment, I couldn’t find any.  Yesterday, I was pleasantly surprised when one left me a message through Facebook and now am keeping in touch with her.  It was absolute joy!  I was elated!

One found…hoping to find more…to share our lives with one another.

I also have come to realise how fragile and delicate friendships can be…friendships that takes years to built can be torn or smashed in just a minute by some hurtful words or actions.  It is very sad to actually witness that no matter how strong a foundation the friendship is built on yet can collapse due to human pride and unforgiveness and sometimes mere misunderstanding.

And of course there are friendships that are treasured and guarded fiercely…I used the term guarded fiercely as I sometimes feel that I take friendships for granted.  My sincere apologies to friends that I have hurt for my carelessness when handling our friendships.

I will like to share and dedicate these two songs on friends and friendships to all my dear friends and readers 🙂 .  The first video featured the song Friends by Michael W Smith, the lyrics are in the video (this song is about friends that have gone to be with the Lord).

The second one, sung by Sarah Brightman and Jose Carreras during the Barcelona Olympics entitled Friends for Life.  The lyrics is below the video.  This song has some romantic connotation but I firmly believe some of us have experienced this special bonding in our friendships.

Friends For Life (Amigos Para Siempre)

I don’t have to say
A word to you
You seem to know
Whatever mood
I’m going through
Feels as though
I’ve known you forever

You, can look into my eyes and see
The way I feel
And how
The world is treating me
Maybe I have known you forever

Amigos para siempre
Means you’ll always be my friend
Amics per sempre
Means a love that cannot end
Friends for life
Not just a summer or a spring
Amigos para siempre

I feel you near me
Even when we are apart
Just knowing you are in this world
Can warm my heart
Friends for life
Not just a summer or a spring
Amigos para siempre

We share memories
I won’t forget
And we’ll share more,
My friend,
We haven’t started yet
Something happens
When we’re together

When, I look at you
I wonder why
There has to come
A time when we must say goodbye
I’m alive when we are together

Amigos para siempre
Means you’ll always be my friend
Amics per sempre
Means a love that cannot end
Friends for life
Not just a summer or a spring
Amigos para siempre

I feel you near me
Even when we are apart
Just knowing you are in this world
Can warm my heart
Friends for life
Not just a summer or a spring
Amigos para siempre

When, I look at you
I wonder why
There has to come
A time when we must say goodbye

I’m alive when we are together
Amigos para siempre
Means you’ll always be my friend
Amics per sempre
Means a love that cannot end
Friends for life
Not just a summer or a spring
Amigos para siempre

I feel you near me
Even when we are apart
Just knowing you are in this world
Can warm my heart
Friends for life
Not just a summer or a spring
Amigos para siempre

Amigos para siempre
Means you’ll always be my friend
Amics per sempre
Means a love that cannot end
Friends for life
Not just a summer or a spring
Amigos para siempre
Amigos para siempre

I find these two songs beautifully written and being me, I fell in love with the melody of the second one but love the first one too! 🙂

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2 January, 2009 - Posted by | Life, Thoughts | , ,

11 Comments »

  1. & sometimes there are surprising new friends 🙂

    Blessed New year 2009

    nancy said: 🙂 yes in total agreement…surprising new friends!!
    Welcome and thank you for visiting!

    Comment by princ3zz | 2 January, 2009 | Reply

  2. Welcome back to such a long absence in the blogging world. 🙂

    nancy said: Thank you for the welcoming back..sushiqueen89? 🙂

    Comment by sushiqueen89 | 2 January, 2009 | Reply

  3. Oh ya, its Alex by the way..was trying out my new wordpress account (suhsiqueen89)… forgive the silly name…hahahahahah It was a spontaneous thing… 😀

    nancy said: hahaha…I know its you 🙂

    Comment by Alexandra | 2 January, 2009 | Reply

  4. Good to have you back on the loop. Missed you. I have always enjoy your writing.

    nancy said: Thank you Pastor Lim for visiting and your kind words…means a lot to me 🙂

    Comment by Pastor Lim | 3 January, 2009 | Reply

  5. hey that’s a good write up on friends.. i agree with you.

    i’m always glad to have you as friend =) i like the michael w.smith song too..

    nancy said: 🙂 same here siew lee…glad that we are friends!

    Comment by ensl | 5 January, 2009 | Reply

  6. mmmh…I absolutely enjoy these two songs for the words and melody…but me being me will always cry whenever i hear the first one. Btw still waiting for you teach me some stuff!!!

    nancy said: Hi!…teach you some stuff?…like? 😛

    Comment by blossomteoh | 6 January, 2009 | Reply

  7. happy new year to u and happy cny to u too..hope i am not too early ya 🙂

    nancy said: Thank you Michelle…same to you too! 🙂 .
    Looks like you aren’t going back north for CNY!

    Comment by michelle | 11 January, 2009 | Reply

  8. me going back to north..
    some more vr vr early…
    i am going back on the 20th and i will stay there for maybe 5-6 months?

    nancy said: Waa…have a nice long break up north!

    Comment by michelle | 12 January, 2009 | Reply

  9. teach me some tech stuff please pretty please

    nancy said: Aiyoh…tech stuff and me not friends…how to teach you?

    Comment by blossomteoh | 13 January, 2009 | Reply

  10. so so so sad no one wants to teach me

    nancy said: Sorry la…I can teach you but it will be like the blind leading the blind 😛

    Comment by blossomteoh | 21 January, 2009 | Reply

  11. Blind leading the blind sounds much better than those who know but do not want to try to teach la…anyway if wrong just laugh abt it …no harm done

    nancy said: Oh ok…what can this non-techie person be of service to you?…will try not to lead you into the drain hahaha!

    Comment by blossomteoh | 27 January, 2009 | Reply


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