Tuesday, June 17, 2008

True Friends- Our Guardian Angels Through Good and Bad Times

True friends are diamonds

True friends are rare. They are like diamonds that are so hard to find and are very rare but are ever reliable and faithful to us. True friends are there through good times and bad times. They laugh with us in our happiness and cry with us in our sorrows.

In my life in blogging, I have never seen two people who are the best of friends and more than brothers to each other than Arthur of Arthur's Dream and Gusthav of Gusthav's Poll. They are one in a million who treat each other in a near perfect relationship as friends and brothers. I am privileged to call them my true friends. Noushy Shah of Bersama-masa is also a gem of a friend. She is always there for me through thick and thin. Sameera of Sameera's Haven is also a valuable friend for me whom I admire most because of her erudite writings, especially her short stories. How can I ever forget the valuable posts on nature cure and health tips from my good friend Krystyna of Staying Young...and Healthy. And I always say my prayers for my sick friendBluebirdy of Living... 4 Hours At A Time. If only I could help her to alleviate her pain and sufferings. Heiresschild of A New Journey is a source of hope and inspiration for me and for those she is faithfully ministering to. I admire the guts of my friend Emmyrose of Just Let Go who, although suffering from lupus, is trying to live a normal life and has been a shinning light for others to follow. I always have a soft spot for my amiable and crying friend Pia of My Life's Journey, who seems to be always struggling with her trials in life. I am always praying for you my sister. I have the highest respect for my erudite writer friend Fingertalks of Fingertalks- The Home of the Talking Fingers on the Web. I have so many other blogger friends whom I cannot mention here. I learned to love and respect them all and share in their struggles and trials in life. To all of you my blogger friends, thank you so much from the bottom of my heart. May God bless you all with His abundance of blessings and grace.

Tags: True Friends, Guardian Angels, Faithful and True, Ever Reliable, Real Treasures

Posted by:Mel Avila Alarilla


Pia said...

boohoohoo *sniff, sniff*... thanks, bro, for considering me as one of your true friends. you are in my prayers too. you give encouraging words that uplift my spirit and for that i thank you. may God bless you always.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Pia,
I'm sorry for the crying lady tag. I wrote the article quite a long time ago when you were still enmeshed in a lot of troubles and I was really praying hard for you. I can see that now you are already a smiling lady as evidenced by the photos from Baguio I receive from you in my email. I love your cartoon Bible verses. It gave a different outlook to God's words. God bless you more for them. Thanks again my smiling friend. God bless.

Emmyrose said...

Thank you, Bro.Mel.. I appreciate this a lot..

please check this one out, this is for you..

Moccalyn said...

hi tito mel,

Its been awhile medyo nagpahinga from blogging world but im back hopefully for good. I don't really know how to used entrecard? and I am going to follow your suggestion about blog catalogue.

God bless


Tey said...

You're such a sweet person Mel, your wife must be very proud of you. Soory di kita masyado nabibisita, I started working again kaya eto, laging busy uli. But I have to tell you, I miss your blog a lot..

Anyway I got a tag with heart for you about prayers for lupus and cancer.. Hope you can join the prayer. Just visit the link
Raptured Dreams

Noushy Syah said...

Greetings MEL..

Wow..I feel so honoured to have a friend like you not because you included my name as one of your true friends in the posting but bcoz of the privilege to get to know you better through this blogging and I feel uplifted and motivated with the inspirational thought of your postings...incidentally makes me a better person spiritually although we are from different beliefs!! And that is amazing...

Thank you Mel..May God bless you and family always...cheers for the friendship!!:)

*~*{Sameera}*~* said...

Awww Mel,I am so touched.How very kind of you.Never knew my writings made such an impact on you.I have always been very grateful for your encouragement and motivation.

Thank you so much dear friend.May God Bless You and your lovely family always.

krystyna said...

Hi Mel,
I can only say AMEN! That is the truth what your friends write about you.
Thank you Mel, your personality and your posts always encourague me.
I wonder what happened to Gusthav and Arthur. I missed them too. They are very good friends.

God bless you and your family!

krystyna said...

I visited Arthur and Gusthav, they are closed comments section. I thought about this too, but I like be in contact with my friends.
The most important is that Gusthav and Arthur are here.

gagay said...

hopping here..i'm back for blogging! hope to see u at mine! good day!

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Emmyrose,
Thanks for your visit and your appreciation that you were chosen as one of my true and valuable friends. I'm sorry if I can no longer visit you and my other friends as often as before. I have almost 600 friends now with Blog Catalog and I average from 100 to 200 visitors a day which I have to visit back. My time in blogging is mostly spent in blog hopping with Blog Catalog and Entrecard where I adevertise for my four sites. Yes, I will look at the web address you wrote. Thanks again and God bless sister.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Moccalyn,
You can register with Entrecard to get their widget but you have to have a 125 x 125 pixel photo to be used in your widget. Entrecard will give you such a tremendous boost in traffic that you will be totally overwhelmed. You can reach so far and wide with Entrecard that you will have new visitors always. Just join them by typing Entrecard in the search vehicle of your computer and you will access them. Just follow instructions and you will be immediately registered right then and there. Whenever you see the Entrecard widget in any blog just click on the drop sign, then click on the picture and you will be transported to the blog of the advertiser. You can click on and on until your fingers get sore. Limit for the day is 300 clicks and nobody has attained that yet. Each click gives you 1 Entrecard credit or ec which you can use to advertise. Thanks for your visit and God bless.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Tey,
No problem with that for we are both busy trying to increase traffic in our own blogs. I know that you are already reaping the fruits of your labors. I am still a long way off and I am waiting for my son to know how to rearrange the lay outs of my blogs so that I can arrange those small boxes (starting at 125 x 125 pixel)to attract advertisers. I also have to increase the Technorati authorities of my blogs to increase my page ranks and blog ranks. Yes, I will go over to your blog to see your latest tag. Sorry if I have not made yet your previous tags. Sorry about that my friend. Thanks for you visit and comments. God bless.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Noushy,
Thanks so much my friend that you appreciate your choice as one of my true and valuable friends. You have been with me through thick and thin and I really appreciate that. Sorry, if I can no longer visit you as often as before. I am really tied up now with Blog Catalog and Entrecard. But I will never forget true and valuable friends such as you. Is there anyway we can send a message to Arthur and Gusthav? They shut off the comments sections of their blogs and Arthur already made a farewell posting in his blog. How sad that they will stop blogging. I hope they can read this post. I really miss those two young friends. Thanks for your visit my valuable friend. God bless you always.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Sameera,
Yes, I am really fascinated by your story writings. I will be coming out soon with my most admired blogs- blogs which stand out among the rest in terms of quality and contents and you are included there. Friendship is no longer a criteria in that elite list since some of them I already lost contact with. Thanks for your appreciation of your being chosen as one of my true and valuable friends. You will remain as my dear friend even if we are no longer communicating. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you always my friend.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Krystyna,
I thank the Lord that you reconsider your decision to stop blogging. We were like orphans when you announced that you were quitting blogging. Unknown to you, you were making such a tremendous impact on your readers and friends by your sheer determination to overcome all your trials and burdens in life. As the Bible said, "when we are weak, we become strong" for we bask in the strength and power of our Lord. It is no longer us who fight our battles but the Lord. And I'm glad that you seem to have overcome your tremendous challenges in life. The Lord never promised us a rose garden, but He promised us that He will be there for us in our weakest moments for "He will never leave us nor forsake us." I pray for your eventual victory over all your trials in life and someday we will be together to bask in the dazzling presence of our Lord. Thanks for your visit my dear friend. God bless you always.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Gagay,
I missed you so much my young energetic friend. I'm sorry if I have not yet made your tag. I was so amazed at how you were able to make links with all those names in your previous tags. You seem to have included all Pinoy bloggers there. He, he, he, *lol* Yes, I will be visiting your blog and see what you are doing right now. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless.

Bluebirdy said...

Dear Mel, I am so humbled. I don't even feel worthy to be your friend, but thankyou with all my heart. This is a good lesson. I am your friend not because of how good I am, but because of your great capacity to love, and big heart. So it is with our Lord.We are loved by Him not because we are worthy, but because of HIS great ability to love, and His perfect, loving heart. Thankyou so much, Mel! You are such an amazing example to all!

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Bluebirdy,
Thank you so much for your very kind and inspiring words but as always, TO GOD BE THE GLORY. But you are my friend indeed because the Lord deemed it that we should meet in the blogger world. I am praying for your complete healing because you will help me publish my first book. And after all these things shall have passed away, we shall surely meet in the dazzling presence of the Lord. Till then, God bless you and your loved ones always my dear wonderful friend.

fingertalks said...

hi bro. mel,

thank you so much for considering me as one of your true friends. thank you so much for the friendship. your blog entries give me so much hope; thank you for your enlightening and excellently written posts. you're an inspiration...in real life and in the blogosphere...May God bless you and your loved one always... take care.

God bless and cheers!

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Fingertalks,
Thanks for your kind words but as always, TO GOD BE THE GLORY. I really admire you a lot and in fact, you are also included in my 24 Carat Gold Outstanding Bloggers awardees. You really deserve it. Thanks for your visit and kind comments. God bless you and your loved ones always

"Today, if you hear His voice, do not harden your hearts" (Hebrews 4:7b)


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