Girls In My Circle and a Giveaway

I was sent this by email from a friend.  It made me think of all the lovely blogging ladies who have become friends in blogland.  Friends who are supportive of each other, laugh with each other, inspire each other, pray for each other…the girls in each other’s circle, in my circle…and I wanted to share it with you. 

 When I was little,
I used to believe in the concept of one best friend,
And then I started to become a woman.
And then I found out that if you allow your heart to open up,
God would show you the best in many friends.

 One friend is needed when you’re going through things with your man.
Another friend is needed when you’re going through things with your mom.
Another will sit beside you in the bleachers as you delight in your children and their activities.
Another when you want to shop, share, heal, hurt, joke, or just be.
One friend will say, ‘Let’s cry together,’
Another , ‘Let’s fight together,’
Another , ‘Let’s walk away together.’

One friend will meet your spiritual need,
Another your shoe fetish,
Another your love for movies,
Another will be with you in your season of confusion,
Another will be your clarifier,
Another the wind beneath your wings.

 But whatever their assignment in your life,
On whatever the occasion,
On whatever the day,
Or wherever you need them to meet you with their gym shoes on and hair pulled back,
Or to hold you back from making a complete fool of yourself
Those are your best friends.

It may all be wrapped up in one woman,
But for many, it’s wrapped up in several..
One from 7th grade,
One from high school,
Several from the college years,
a couple from old jobs,
On some days your mother,
On some days your neighbor,
On others, your sisters,
And on some days, your daughters.

 So whether they’ve been your friend for 20 minutes or 20 years,
Pass this on to the women that God has placed in your life
To make a difference


I just noticed that this is my 190th post!  Now that is a lot of blah blahs since I first started blogging in May 2007.  But I believe I’ve done most of my blogging since this past summer.  I know its because thats when I discovered this “Girls in My Circle” bloggers I’ll refer to it as.   Those are the ladies whose blogs I love to visit mostly every day and share comments with and whose comments I see on most of the other blogs I visit.

It certainly has been a real inspiration and has filled my thoughts with pictures and adventures and recipes and I’ve learned all kinds of things and even travelled through hurricanes it seems.  In return I’ve loved having you come visit my site and let me know you’ve been here.   

Sometimes it seems hard to imagine everyone really lives so far apart.   Doesn’t it almost feel like we share a neighbourhood?  Do you ever feel that way? 

Anyway to celebrate my 200th blog which is coming up very shortly I would like to have a Giveaway.   I’m still not sure what exactly the giveaway will be but I am pretty sure its going to be some things I’ve made.  I would love for you to have a chance at receiving my giveaway.  Please leave me a comment telling me you would like to be included and I’ll do that. 

Just depending on how much blogging I do….I guesstimate I’ll be drawing a name in about 10 days and good luck all of you. 

I hope you have a really lovely weekend.  Judi










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35 responses to “Girls In My Circle and a Giveaway

  1. Oh goodie , I think I am the first ! LOL . This is the cutest post Judi . It really put a big smile on my face . And your right , we are just like a neighborhood here in blogland . Enter me in your drawing .

  2. hellooo!

    Sorry it has taken me a bit to get to you, I’ve been really busy today, only just sat down with my son’s laptop to get round to some blogging!

    Thanks so much for the award, you are so sweet, I am really pleased that you enjoy my blog and thank you for your lovely comments, I can’t tell you how much I love this community I’ve found!

    lovely post today from you Judi, it made me smile and laugh, it’s funny I feel like I have friends that I’ve never met and they are supporting me in my crazier moments lol!


  3. Yes it is a truly lovely post and the illustrations brought a smile to my face as I nodded often at the wise words. Happy run up to your 200th post Judi and thanks for being such a fabulous girlfriend.

    And yes I would truly love to be in your giveaway!

  4. happy 190th post!!! wHOOO hoOOOO!! Not to far away from the big 2.0.0.! I want to be included in your giveaway for sure! Thanks!!

  5. I’ve seen that email before; it’s a winner. I’d like to be included in your giveaway. Thank you for thinking of me! (tee hee)

  6. Whew! For a minute there, I thought you had photographed me, but I don’t own heels like those. 😉
    You gave me an idea for my own blog today…thanks! And I would love to be entered in your giveaway. Thanks!

  7. Morning, Judi!! Oh, this was precious – love those ladies!! and the words are so true. I feel the same way…I’ve made so many wonderful friends in Blogland!! Thanks for sharing this.

    190 posts!! Wow!! Congratulations! Yes, yes, yes! Enter me in your give a way!! I love this stuff!!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia 🙂

  8. Thanks for the invite Judijudijudi~ put my name in your give-a-way! Congratulations!!

    Tina~ Cherry Hill Cottage…

  9. Kim

    Judy, loved your post today… what a great story on the meaning of friendship. I am going to have to pass that on to my friends. Congrats on almost reaching your 200th post. Being a new blogger of less than 2 months myself, I have a long way to go before I reach that goal, but someday I hope that I will and that I will continue to meet new people and strenghten the new friendships I have made in blogland. Please enter me in the drawing for youe giveaway… Kim

  10. Tootsie

    hey! thanks for inviting me to come…I would have anyways…now that I fixed my blog list to show me updates! I had the wrond url in for you and it showed that post where you made my birdbath and said you had done none since! yes…I had a blonde moment!
    I love this circle post. It is true…my blog land friends have helped pull me through hell and back this summer. For them I am so grateful! we learn so much from each other. Do you ever wonder if we all lived in the same area if we would have met and become such good friends? I certainly hope so.
    At any rate…put me in the draw…I can’t wait to see who wins and what it is!

  11. Tootsie

    and now I am reading my comment and seeing that my college education has paid off….my spelling is unreal today! or should I say typing! lol

  12. That is a great tribute to friends. There are many things I could do without but friends isn’t one of them. Thanks for sharing and thanks for the smile it brought to me.

    Yes, I’d like to be included in your giveaway contest.

    take care,

  13. Hi Judi,
    I feel the same way as you do about all of our blogger friendships. It’s great. We are a little family of bloggers. Thanks again for the pretty award. I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

  14. Hi Judi,
    Wow! 200 posts! No wonder yours are so polished and pretty! I just love all my “blogger friends”. I can’t wait to get home from work to read my comments and check their blogs. It is so true how friends flow in and out of our lives and help us through our rough patches or celebrate with us! Which brings me to your celebration – count me in! ~ Robyn

  15. Hi Judi,
    Thanks for extending the invitation to join in the party! It sounds like fun and I love a mystery.

    I’ll have to check to see how many posts I’ve made, now….time flies!

    Glad to have you as one of my peeps!

    Big Hug,

  16. Hey…I’m back…

    Tomorrow will be my 200th post! Yowza! How wierd is that?!


  17. Throw my name in for the giveaway, please! I agree about the friends I’ve met in blogland! They’re the greatest!

  18. Hi Judi
    Congratulations on your blogging milestone!
    Please enter my name in your drawing, and thanks for all your visits and sweet comments!

  19. Jan

    What a lovely poem…and name for our blogging group of friends!!! Congratulations on 200!! (I’m closing in on the 200 mark also)

    I would love to be entered in your drawing!!!



  20. Hi I got this email also. It made me laugh! Am I allowed to enter? Well Blessings and Happy Pink Saturday!

  21. I love what that says about friends, and it is so true. I have always believed that different friends meet different needs in your life, this is perfect! Please include me in your giveaway, I am having one also, please come sign up! I hope you are having a great weekend.

  22. SO much fun, and so true about friendship!! Congratulations on 200 great posts!! We love a great giveaway and a wonderful pink Saturday!!

    kari & kijsa

  23. How sweet of you to wish to include me in your circle. It was nice meeting you from Pink Saturday. I love today’s post. So true so true.

  24. CC

    Girlfriends are the coolest and the best.. and of course, yes..I would love to be entered in your giveaway.. :). xx

  25. Hi Judi–Thanks so much for the visit. I really enjoyed this post a lot. I’ve been blessed with some wonderful friends and I’m thankful every day for them. I’d love to win your giveaway too. I’ll be back to visit again.

  26. What a lovely post, enjoyed it so very much and it’s always good to be reminded to treasure our friends.

    Here’s to getting our weeks off to a good start!


  27. I LOVE this post about friends….too cute! I would love to be included in your giveaway!!

  28. 200 post…congrats. That is great. Thanks for letting me in on the giveaway. That is exciting. Check in with me next week. I am going to be participating in the Carnival giveaway. Have a great week.

  29. Hi!
    This post was so cute and true. I have had several friends over the years and at different stages of my life. Thanks for sharing! Yes, put me in your drawing, please. Take Care!!


  30. Judi, Love your ‘friends’ post. A lot of truth in it and it is very cute.
    Please add my name in the drawing. Congrats on 200 posts. Wow it goes by fast doesn’t it?

    Hugs, Jeanne

  31. Hi there Judi, so here I am on your “girls in my circle” post. I love this concept and it’s so true that you need many friends, just like we wear many hats as women. I’d love to be included in your giveaway. I have yet to be tagged, get an award, or anything since I’m fairly new to the world of blogging. Blogging came at a time when I needed an avenue of my own, that included my family, but was about my interests and so on. I hope to make it to my 200th post some day like you. Thank you!!

  32. Cool blog! I would love to be entered.

  33. Lynda

    I love this post! And I would love to be included in your giveaway drawing. Now I’m off to read more of your blog!

  34. Hi Judi, I think I’ve already commented for your giveaway, but I’m doing it again. Woo Hoo! 200 posts are fantastic!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia 😉

  35. I was reading this post now after your comment on my blog and those words are so touching. I started to think my friends, the oldest one is since I was 3½years old. We did not see each other for 50 years, but when we saw again, it was like those 50 years could never have been ( sorry, my poor English, I hope you can understand )
    I am not sure, can I be in your list, but I try anyway to get into it 🙂

    Melissa ( Melli ) in my today`s post is my youngest granddaughter, others are 13, 11 and 9 years old.
    And I am 12 years younger than your mom, but not as good shape as she is, I have to “ottaa itseäni niskasta” and start to get back my lost waist !
    Thanks to the photo of your mom ! Say greetings to her!


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