Monday, February 18, 2008

Give Me Five Monday Meme #14

Monday, February 18, 2008

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Give Me Five positive traits or accomplishments you admired in a person or persons that you aren't getting along with or have hurt or offended you in the past.

Over the past few years, I have gone through some personal changes as I've grown closer in my walk with the Lord. In that time, there have been more than a couple of friends, and I mean long time-there-by-your-side kind of friends, who I have begun to clash with. Some have gone away from me completely and others I have attempted to reconcile with on some level.

Part of my growth has been to see how I really was to other discover the err of my ways, not just what other people do to me. As it turns out, it's a two way street and I was just as guilty as they were!!! So, something I have tried to do when looking back and evaluating things, is to try and remember positive things about them and not just the bad things at the end of the friendship.

I really have gained much healing through this process and thinking positively about people who have hurt us is a great step in a Godly direction. Everyone sins against God, sometimes we get hurt in the process too. Adding positive thoughts to the equation can help the healing process and add closure to the situation even if it's only on our end.

1. B.G. - A childhood friend that I am no longer even in contact with: she was always there for me in certain ways. When I got my 4 wisdom teeth pulled and when I had my tonsils out (all as an adult) she took me and stayed with me afterwards to help me. Definitely not the kind of person who would mind her pocket watch worrying about how long you are taking with a story.

2. T.H. - A lover from my past who truly broke my heart, twice: he was a great outdoorsman and companion who could always make me laugh.

3. T.B. - Another childhood friend that I am no longer in contact with: she was so strong and smart! I always enjoyed her company.

4. B.G. - A wonderful Christian man I dated briefly who left without saying goodbye: he showed me that there are great men still out there and reinforced my desire to be equally yoked.

5. K.H. - A friend I am no longer in contact with: I always enjoyed her strength, her company, her loyalty and the hours of laughter shared.
Give Me Five Participants
1. Kwizgiver
2. Gabrielle
3. Stacey
4. Tamy ~ 3 Sides of Crazy
5. Karlana
6. Forgetfulone
7. Bethany

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Kwizgiver said...

The hardest meme I've ever done. I had to stretch for the last three.

Gabrielle said...

Up here.

Stacey said...

I really like this week's topic. It's good for us to take some of the focus off of the negative things we tend to dwell on at times. Great meme, Becca! :-)

Tammy said...

I don't think I'll be able to do this meme today. Sorry!

Stacey said...

Hi Becca, Thank you for the comment, and the reminder to add my link (can you tell I'm a little slow today? LOL!)!

forgetfulone said...

Hi Becca! I'm kind of late (It's 5:30 PM here), but I'm posted. You really made me think today.

Anonymous said...

I am just not good at remembering these sort of thing. Either I would have made up or move on with life. I really can't remember the names of folks that had offended me. I tried to recall but the names are not coming... :D

Sorry Becca, I don't think I am able to do this week's meme.


Bethany said...

Wow, what a way to make me think today!!! Mine is up!