Along with changes to the layout of my little, somewhat neglected blog, I have added a facebook badge, however apart from that (facebook) I would like to ask your for your friendship. In recent weeks I have found myself continuously thinking about the disappointing shenanigans of the well known professional golfer that will remain nameless for now. I am astonished that many people portray themselves as taking the high road and being individuals of class, but they do so by highlighting the glaring failures of others. That is not the type of friend I'm looking for. I'm looking for a friend that will tell me when I have done wrong. Tell me when I have made a complete anus of myself. Even laugh in my face and say, "man what were you thinking"? I'm looking for a friend that will say those things to me. TO MEEEEE!!!!!
The world famous golfer I am referring to is, his royal highness, Lord Jesper Parnevik. I know I know all of you have been following his career. Jesper stated that he regretted introducing Elin, his former nanny to Tiger. He also stated that she should have used a driver. What a friend.
To all my potential friends, I do not plan on disappointing you , but if I do, and if at that time I happen to be a little more famous than I currently am, and if reporters from ESPN, or CNN, or Vibe give you a noose with microphone on the end, please don't hang me. Tell them, "that was stupid and I can't wait to see him so I can tell him". After that let ME have it. There's a little scripture that talks about speaking the "truth in love", do that to me and for me, and when you do something astronomically asinine I will hug you, wipe the tears from your eyes and ask you, my friend, in love, ARE YOU CRAZY!?!?!?!?

Live creatively, friends. If someone falls into sin,
forgivingly restore him, saving your critical comments for yourself.
You might be needing forgiveness before the day's out.

Galatians 6:1 (The Message)


Keith said…
I love the new look !
Mizrepresent said…
Ditto what Keith said, and you never, ever have to worry...i'm gonna let you know when you are crisscrossing and heading down the wrong path...that's what friends do :) I thank you for being my friend!
Solomon said…
Thanks for the message today. I am not one to gossip or say negative things about others. But today I realized after the fact that I did indeed bring up some old behavior that somebody was doing quite a while back.

I try and do the right thing all the time. I don't know how I evenm get side tracked and do these things that are out of character for me. All I can do is move on and remember to check my behavior when I find myself wondering off the path that I want to be on.

Love the new look btw. And thanks for the good message today. Just what I needed to hear. I need to remember to "save critical comments for myself and forgive others for what they may have done."

That is so true, I need to look at myself 'critically' and 'save my critical comments for myself.' Because I am not perfect and their is plenty about me that I need to be critical of.

Glad you're back. Hope it isn't so long till the next post.
Strongblkwmn said…
Love the new look.

There's nothing worse than so-called "friends" who like to kick you when you're down. You find out who's real in your life when you're in need. I've gone through this recently and it's not a good feeling when you someone you thought would have your back desserts you. You get through the sadness and come out better on the other side because you realize it's their loss.
Shaz said…
Hey Big brother! Love the new look!! I've been a bit neglectful of my blog too. I'm back now and making a few changes as well. Good to see you, I'm sending you a friend request now. :)
SLC said…
Hey Family. Sometimes I change the look as a form of inspiration. y'all know that one of us is a new grandma?

Glad we are all friends and family.
Loving your BLOG skills. You can design webpages and I'd hire you!

Jealous of your new look, but not of your friends, because I'm one of them. How blessed am I?

Love and hugs and all the prayers and smiles you can handle. Know that Max is included too!

See you this summer!
I'm praying for a reunion.
I say reunion, because we've already met, the first time you posted on my blog!

25champ said…
Thanks 4 stopping by to check me out. I look forward to this new friendship! lol Your blog is quite interesting and I'm in the process of recruiting new positive influences to associate my life with. Have a Blessed Day!
25champ said…
Thanks 4 stopping by to check me out. I look forward to this new friendship! lol Your blog is quite interesting and I'm in the process of recruiting new positive influences to associate my life with. Have a Blessed Day!
Rich Fitzgerald said…
What's happening Brother Cotton, It was good to see you roll through.

If you choose to sign a brother up for the friendship opening, I'll be glad to give it to you straight. In love of course.
Anna Renee said…
What a wonderful piece! You have great writing skills and thanks for visiting my blog!!
Thanks for the reminder of what a true friend should be!
Don said…
The new layout is a good look. Not that the old layout was bad or anything.

Man to man talks are pretty much the only way two men will ever really accomplish anything. I am not sure what it takes when it comes to a woman anymore.

Standing Able said…
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Standing Able said…
...and by the way WATCH YOURSELF DON! The switch tree is closer then you think! {{{wink}}}
Standing Able said…
Ok, I know that this is late and I apologize! SLC, I LOVE the new look!

Now, you are stuck with us and we love you and there is NOTHING you can do about it! We are real here and if ANY of us gets out of line, we know where the switch tree is! GOT IT! I love and appreciate all of you and I know that you all feel the same about me. There's no pretending here and I'm sure that we all are mature enough and secure enough to appreciate one anothers opinion and not condemn each other.
Ok, I'm getting off of my soapbox now. Love Ya!