I'm grateful for online friends!





I’m finding it hard to focus this morning and seem to be flitting back and forth as much as those little chickadees outside my window who fly to the feeder, take one seed and fly away to the tree again and again. 

To make myself focus, I promised Vidya I would take part in her monthly Gratitude Circle bloghop linkup. Check out her wonderful post for the latest Gratitude Circle Gratitude Effect

I decided to write a little gratitude ditty about being grateful for online friends. 

I have many online friends. Some I have actually met in person. Some are neighbours or I know them from my musical groups. Some are relatives. Some I knew long ago in school or at work and we reconnected through the magic of Facebook. 

I also have my writing and blogging friends to share about the joys and struggles of writing. 

My cat and dog loving friends are so special to share about our pets.  I am a crazy cat lady, after all! MEOW! Oh, Sorry Loup. I do love dogs, too, really!

There are some random friends whom I can’t even remember how I connected with them but I’m glad I did. 

Some friends I connect with daily, some only now and then.

Each friend is a special jewel in my online friendship necklace and I’m grateful for each one.

Reaching out to keep in touch
Every day we share so much,
We like to chat about our day
There’s always something we can say,

We share our feelings or just a thought
We share when we’re happy and when we’re not,
We like sharing memories of way back when
Reliving those times again and again,

Online friends brighten up my day
They always know just what to say
Lifting me up, they make me smile
Online friends are so worthwhile!

Comments

  1. Friends are such a blessing, online or offline. Lovely poem, Cat. :) Hugs.

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    1. Hugs back at you! I agree. Friends are a true blessing wherever you may find them. Thanks, Vinitha!

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  2. You said it all in this beautiful composition, Cat.
    xoxo

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    1. Thanks so much, Ruchira. Much appreciated!

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  3. You're right Cathy. I never thought I could be such good friends online. Yet there are days when their actions fill me with warmth and there are things (like my writing) that i share more with them than any physical person.

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    1. Isn't it true, Tulika? I sometimes think my online friends, especially my blogging/writing friends know me better than my family does.

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  4. Lovely poem that completely echoes my sentiments about friendship. It's true that we have some really close ones and some not that much but it's all part of the circle of friendship. I am grateful for my online friends too, Cat. I really am.

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    1. Thanks, Shailaja. I feel grateful to have wonderful online friends like you who are so supportive and caring.

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  5. :-) I am kind of laughing and crying at the same time. Yes, I am an expert like that! What a sweet, sweet post, Cat! I am honored. That's all I can say. And thank you so much for the kind words! I am definitely blessed to know you!

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    1. Thanks for inspiring me for this post, Vidya. I feel blessed to know you, too.

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  6. That's such a lovely poem, Cat! How grateful I am, too, to have friends whO care about me! ❤

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    1. Thanks, Shilpa. I am grateful for our friendship and how we share about our lives and support each other. It's great!

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  7. Cat, I love the poem at the end. It echoes my exact thoughts. Isnt it so much fun on social media because of our online friends? I would have logged off FB long back but for blogging friends whom I have never met in person.

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    1. Thanks, Ls. Kind of you. Blogging friends are the best. I agree!

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  8. This was so honest and beautiful Cat! Loved the little verse! Online or offline,nothing to beat friends to lift up your spirits!

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    1. So true, Kala. Nothing like friends to be there for us. I've constantly been surprised how good my online friends are and what an impact they have on my life. I wouldn't have thought it would be that way.

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  9. Yes, in today's world virtual is almost real :) So it must be true of friendships too. We do get a lot of sustenance from like minded people we interact with in the virtual world.

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    1. People may badmouth the virtual world and how we should live in the real world, but I think online friends are so valuable and supportive. That's been my experience anyhow.

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  10. Bingo! You've nailed it, Cat. And this lovely poem just brightened up my day. :)

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  11. You are right. Friends (online or offline) are God's special blessings in our lives.

    I would have never believed that I could find such wonderful people, and make such great friends online, but life has a way of surprising us in the best way possible. :)

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  12. You are right. Friends (online or offline) are God's special blessings in our lives.

    I would have never believed that I could find such wonderful people, and make such great friends online, but life has a way of surprising us in the best way possible. :)

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  13. Love the poem, Cathy! Online friends are great and just as real as physical world ones.

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