Some people enter our lives and leave almost instantly. Others stay, can forge such an impression on our heart and soul, we are changed forever. – Author Unknown

Ever wonder where I get my inspiration and motivation from?  I’ll tell you my secret 🙂  On a daily basis I read lots of wonderful work written by special people who fill the blogosphere.  Each and every one of you fill my heart and soul in your own way, my life is so much richer in knowing you. One such person is Jamie Dedes,  who has stupendous writing skills and grace that begs me to go back for more on a daily basis.  Your role and place is pertinent in that you strive to influence and indulge us in tranquil moments as we read with both our eyes and hearts. I want to thank you for the award (musingbymoonlight ) and special mention, it means more than words can say.

There are some rules that go with this award:

  1. Thank and link back to the person that gave you the award.
  2. Share seven things about yourself.
  3. Pass the award to fifteen bloggers that you think deserve it.
  4. Lastly, contact all the bloggers that you’ve picked for the award.

7 Things About Myself

  1. I have a passionate love affair with food (both cooking and eating)
  2. I lived most of my life in South Africa.
  3. English is not my first language.
  4. I love coffee.
  5. I hardly EVER watch television.
  6. I recently started art classes and loving it.
  7. I never sleep more than 4-5 hours.

One Lovely Blog Award Rules:

  1. Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person who has granted the award and his or her blog link.
  2. Pass the award to 15 other blogs that you’ve newly discovered.
  3. Remember to contact the bloggers to let them know they have been chosen for this award.
  4. Lastly, contact all the bloggers that you’ve picked for the award.

 And, I also pass these awards just in from our Jingle, Poetry-Community Organizer Extraordinaire –


  “Blessed are those who can give without remembering and take without forgetting”   – Elizabeth Bibesco

In no special order:-

If I have to mention all of you here, the list will never end!!   Know that I value all of your love and support so very much! 

As we walk our path of life,
We meet people everyday.
Most are simply met by chance.
But, some are sent our way.

These become special friends
Whose bond we can’t explain;
The ones who understand us
And share our joy and pain.

Their love contains no boundaries.
So, even we are apart.
Their presence enhances us
With a warmth felt in the heart.

This love becomes a passageway,
When even the miles disappear.
And so, these friends, that’s send our way,
Remain forever near.

Unknown Author



43 Responses to “FRIENDS”

  1. brilliant post…

    thanks for the honor of awards,

    your poetry is heart warming and inspirational…

  2. Thanks, buttercup, I love being your neighbour. Imagine you being such a fabulous writer when English is not even your first language! You must be dynamite in your mother tongue.

  3. Wow – thank you for posting this and for the mention. I was really pleasantly surprised, so thank you!! 😀 I totally agree with souldipper above – you’re such a fabulous writer, despite English not being your first language….wow, what would you be like in your first language??? Even MORE amazing!!! Holy macaroni 😀

    Chloe xx

  4. Thanks Buttercup…Jamie also inspires me as do those you have listed above…its great to be part of such a brilliant community. Cheers and thanks again.

  5. I certainly have a friend … and so do you. Thanks for this lovely post, and congratulations on your very well deserved awards.

    Peace and Hugs xox

  6. I’m touched by this. Congratulations to you, Amanda, and to all the folks you’ve passed this fine award onto. You all seriously rock! Write on, one and all. Write on! 😀

  7. There was a special angel playing with my keyboard the day I found you. I actually can’t conceive of a time when I didn’t have you in my life. And I can’t think of a day in my future when I can’t say hello to you.
    Thanks for your friendship to me, and thank you – especially – for your kindness and love for my child.

    “People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime.

    When you know which one it is, you will know what to do for that person.”
    Love you my friend.

  8. Stupidly I didn’t realise I should do a link back. I must try next week, right now I’m almost ready to go and work for a few hours

  9. I just love this quote Amanda:
    Some people enter our lives and leave almost instantly. Others stay, can forge such an impression on our heart and soul, we are changed forever. – Author Unknown
    Take care…

  10. Laurel Suzanne Says:

    Again, a beautiful and inspiring post. Your blog is as lovely as your name. I’m so glad I found you. And congratulations on your well-deserved award.

    • Thanks Laurel, for some reason your link is broken…. can you send me the address of your webpage so I can visit you? Thanks as always for being here, much appreciated xx

  11. Aww thank you Amanda, you really do have a big heart 🙂 I also have some award for you, hope you would receive it 🙂

  12. Right back attya, sista– Please visit my page where an award awaits you, in appreciation for all you write.

  13. loved the poem you added in the end. it says so much.

  14. Exquisitely done, Amanda. Your words sing with the caring you have for your friends 🙂

  15. Jy skryf ongelooflik mooi en dankie vir die ‘links’ na ander interessante blogs 🙂

  16. Ek het hierdie geniet om te lees!

    This is great! Passing on something so positive!


  17. Thank you so very much sweet Amanda for the award…. am so glad and obliged to accept it.
    loved your write up as always,,,

    loads of love
    have a gr8 week…
    i’ll soon put award on display.

  18. Friendship and mutual support is far more important than any award. Thank you so much, Amanda for appreciating and supporting my work the way you do, and for always being there for so many other writers with your warmth, enthusiasm and never-ending flow of open-hearted, non-judgmental friendship. I love the way you find the beauty in each person’s work and accept critique as well as compliments on your own with the same gratitude and desire to learn. You’re an amazing woman in so many ways. I think I can speak for all of us when I say you are loved by many, many people. I feel honored to be one of your friends and damned lucky too!

    • Now that is the nicest thing anyone has said to me in a long time Cindy. I so appreciate this and beacause of friends like YOU, it makes writing and coming here, so much more worth while and precious. Thanks from the heart my friend x

  19. my my my … awesome!! First of all, congratulations on the awards, my sweet friend…
    Thank you for passing them to me… It really is my immense pleasure to know someone as precious and lovely as you! Sharing my ideas with you is so easy, cuz I feel you very easily understand it all… you are so amazing a person to know and share a bond with! Yaaaayyy.. you are right, distances just don’t matter if the hearts are bonded…
    Love ya, girlie!! huuuuuggggzzzzz!!!! I am sure you are getting my love and kisses.. had sent them from Boston too! Now back in NYC 🙂
    And on my blog visiting spree… LOOOOOOADS to do…heheheh
    LOVING it!!

  20. […] award was passed to me by Jamie Dades and Amanda. I sincerely thanks […]

  21. Appreciate your blogg post

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