The meaning of friendship to me is a person who is there for you through the good and the bad. The people who call you for no reason to see how you are, catch up with you on current events and making sure you are doing well. I have had my fair share of what I would call Friendships for the Moment because people have taken advantage of how generous I am and use me for the what they can get out of me. Or the friendships that come from having something in common like one friend-those never last for me because everyone eventually goes off and is separated from the new person in the group.
Friendships are made when you are younger and also when you are older. Personalities change and interests come with most friendships. Most relationships can withstand the test of the time with living in the same neighborhood and sharing their lives together. Friendships long ago used to last years but given the changing of people and the technology, it becomes increasingly harder to maintain a solid friendship these days. I have seen people on Facebook and Instagram rate their friendships by likes and comments on their posts and it causes people to unfriend. Friendships are not based on likes, it is all about how we support one another through the good and bad times. Supporting one another through achievements and failures is what is needed to show love to another.
Friendships come in many forms from pets, family and couples. Loyalty is the number one in friendships…which is so hard to find these days. Love comes in many forms and recognizing it can be the beginning of a long lasting friendship.
In the past year, I have had the privilege of meeting some incredible people and am thankful everyday for their friendships. I met a man 20 years ago who started out as my boss, then an acquaintance then….we all know how the story goes. My husband of 20 years, we are best friends for life. About 23 years ago, when I was 18, I met a women who I never knew would make such an impact on my life to this day. We understand each other and have watched both our lives unfold -the good and the bad. She has been there for me and still is. Although we live miles away, she is my BFF for life and nothing will ever change that.
To answer my question: How many friends do you have? I have 2 Bff’s I love dearly .
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Personality traits that I am proud of…there is just so many…I guess I can do 3..1.
My heart is really huge. I love to care for others and give when I can. I have spent my life making sure that my family and friends were well taken care of before my needs. I don’t like to see others struggle so I do my best to make them feel better and help them as much as possible.
2. I am a very decisive person. When I roll up to a drive-thru restaurant, I am already aware of what I want to eat before I get there. In life, you have to make several decisions and I think it is important to clear about what you want so that there is no wasted time.
I love making people laugh. I am a very positive person who loves to spread joy around. I believe that laughter is the best medicine to a happier life. If you can’t laugh everyday, then your life is not complete.
Well, those are only 3 of my best traits…I have more but maybe some other time. Don’t forget to:
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Tattoos..a story written for every individual like an autobiography published that explains the road traveled by most with failures, accomplishments, tragedies, life lessons learned and thing to be proud of expressed on the body. Most of us have our story hidden but the rest of us want people to know what we have gone through. In many religions, it is sacred to deface the body of a human with any kind of piercings or tattoos but why deprive one of such an opportunity to express themselves.
I saw a photo of a lady who wanted to take her story and give it a happy ending. Her life consisted of being sad, covering up the scars turned her from a victim to a survivor…..
In another life, people write down who they place their heart and soul with….then it gets broken, that story gets told through love quotes and a broken heart for the end…..
Proud parents who cherish their children and want to celebrate the day they were born with names and dates over and over again..on the other side the sad soul who lost their love and life in one moment, writing numbers and symbols in remembrance….
Believing in your country and what it stands for while being proud of who you are …making your mark on the world with being part of history, celebrating your freedom…..
Reliving a moment in your life that you thought you would never achieve and look on as others admire your accomplishment no matter how big or small…..
Rooting for your favorite team and supporting them with your dedication to their organization….or keeping with your family markings for generations to come…..
Admiring your environment and loving the way the Earth births beautiful things so you want to see this on you day after day……
These are some of the ways to write your story for the world….this is My Storybook.
My name is LaFrieda and I am a mom of three, wife and my family is the love of my life. I currently have 5 tattoos on my body representative of me living my life. My left arm has my very first tattoo of my three kids names in a heart designed by me. My second on the right leg has a tigers face on it, representing my love for animals with my children’s names under it. My third on the left leg has another full body tiger helping me go down a road to greatness in my life. My fourth on the right arm, success in graduating from college at 38 years old while working a full-time job and taking care of a family and last, the one on my left thigh, begun my journey to live life to the fullest despite the failures I had in life…I would get better and stronger after devastation. Right now I am currently working on my 6th story for my right thigh…I am thinking it will have something to do with my love for music.
I am trying to decide between these two…let me know which one would be nice on my right thigh…
I sketched both of these myself…I just can’t decide which one to go with. Which one A or B?
“Never be ashamed of your story…it is Who You Are“ L.S.
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“The Cover Comes Off….No More Filters!”
“The other day, my daughter was getting ready for her date and she asked me “Do these pants make me look fat..and does my hair look right?” I said, “You look beautiful princess.”
“The question I am asking myself is, “Why am I telling her she is beautiful, when I can’t even be convinced myself I am beautiful on the outside as well as inside…so I decided…No More hair extensions, perms, just natural back to my roots. Lip gloss and baby oil.”
-I have short grey hair….why?….Life and illness
-Stretchmarks on stomach, butt and thighs….why?….3 beautiful angels born who are my whole world
-Boobs sag almost to my stomach…why?….Its Gravity..lol
-I forget things sometimes….why?….Im 41
-I gained 10 lbs this last year….what am I doing about it?……Eating healthier and walking
*So in Essence…I want men and women to know that until you are comfortable with your own skin inside as well as outside, the world will always expect you to look like you came out of a magazine. Inspired by my beautiful princess, Briana. Love you mom❤
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My husband told me the other day that he had a dream and when he woke up he had a 5-line Limeric in his head of our last 20-years of marriage💍…he said “I wrote it down and went write back to sleep..If I hadn’t I’m sure I would’ve forgotten it..lol”. So he read it to me….I 😢
To my wife:
20 years married is alot to serve
with each other we quite deserve
Happy, sad, bored or excited
together as one we stand united
and with this I ask for the next 20 to reserve.
Love you so much babe❤😘🎸😢
Happy💍 20th Wedding Anniversary…I had such a beautiful second honeymoon with you in Daytona!!🏖👫☺
Check out my April 9th blog post in the “My Story” section to see more about us.
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Today, April 9, me and my husband celebrate 20 years of marriage💍. We have been each others best friend, confident, lover and although we have had our tough battles with race, age, and differences of opinion in society, we are stronger than ever and don’t plan on stopping our hearts from beating as one❤I love him more and more everyday….20 years of marriage, 3 angels and 2 rock-n-roll souls forever🎸I love you my King👑😘
On our 2nd honeymoon here in Daytona Beach….enjoy the rest of the week everyone.
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Married almost 20 years and have realized that everything needs constant attention!!
Happy Valentine’s Day to all the relationships that exist in this world from married, to just dating, great friendships or parents who are so in love with their children as I am. We have to treat every relationship with care and make sure we keep our attention to those we love and cherish for they are who we have when life gets rough and who helps us celebrate our accomplishments.
*Marriage and relationships are like a business and I am not talking about the rich and famous who get together for the benefit of their finances but I am talking about maintaining ( 6 ) good practices day in-day out.*
#1 The Interview– When you go on a job interview, the employer ask questions about you and qualifications, just like when you go on a date. This first date will determine whether there is a second or not…so make a good impression always.
#2 Customer Satisfaction- When you are in business, your customers are the most important for sustaining your business, in a relationship, couples need to know when their needs aren’t being met and what they need to improve on.
#3 Communication- When you are in business, make sure that you are knowledgeable about the products and services you are are selling and where they are coming from, in a relationship, it is important to keep all lines of conversation open to let the partner know where you are in your thoughts and feelings about certain topics. If something bothers you or is offensive and hurts you let them know. This allows for each person to get to know where each other’s placement and views come from.
#4 Quotas- With any successful business, there are deadlines, schedules and maintenance needed to keep the business fresh and new, meanwhile, in a relationship, whether you are abstinent or having intercourse regularly, it is very important to have time set aside for Maintenance needed on both ends. Making plans for date night every week incorporating family events or just some self-reflection time makes for a healthier relationship. It also gives an opportunity for excitement and adrenaline rush like when you know you are about to go on vacation from work. Time is precious-use it wisely.
#5 On-boarding of New Recruits- When in business, employees specialties come into play when it comes to a successful operation. Now, when it comes to relationships-I am not talking about three-somes and freaky stuff-O.M.L. I am talking about friendships with couples alike. Making connections with others like yourself and spending time exchanging stories while having a good time, it helps relationships grow. It is okay to be each other’s best friend at times because being able to laugh with one another is a plus for a healthy union.
#6 The Bottom-line- When you are running a business, there are going to be times of success and failures. Mistakes made in business can be costly, so you have to get together as a team and figure out what is needed to get back on track. In relationships, we are all human and make mistakes and as a team we must communicate, apologize and forgive mistakes. Find out from each other what is needed to do better next time. Open lines of communication keep the relationship and individual changing for the better. Closing the door, leads to heartache and shutdown.
Happy Valentines Day from a wife of almost 20 years married to my best friend who has made mistakes and has learned alot through these practices. May the relationships you share be as fulfilling as mine. Love, LaFrieda and Brian 2019