Wednesday, March 12, 2008

For a friend...

"Life is partly what we make it, and partly what it is made by the friends we choose.
-Tennessee Williams


I think it's only human nature that sometimes we belittle the value of the friendships we've made through our blogs. Especially when we've never met the person in "real life." But the fact of the matter is, most of us pour our hearts out on these things, in one way or another. It might be slightly hidden between the lines, or it might typed out in bold...but either way, when we log on to our computers and go find our friends to get the scoop on what they've been up to and how many crazy numbers of miles they've put in this week, we get to know each other as well as if we lived across the street sometimes. Or better, in my case, being as though I've never met the majority of the people who live across the street.

There are several bloggers whom I consider to be as good of friends as I've got, one of them being TriGreyhound. My friend, TriGreyhoun
d is taking a stand for MS. His beautiful wife has been plagued with this illness, but continues the daily fight to overcome. While TriGreyhound inspires us with his Ironman training, Mrs. Greyhound is holding down the fort and fighting daily with this terrible disease. And she's doing a great job of beating it, I might add.

Go visit my friend, and read his post about MS and his fund raising intentions. He is a great guy, a real friend, and a real inspiration to myself. Drop a line of encouragement, or better yet, donate a few bucks to his cause. And lets be thankful there are people out there like him...

5 comments:

jahowie said...

Well said. I ride in the MS150 ride every year. At our lunch stop last year we were actually approached by a woman with MS and she thanked us all for riding. Brought a tear to my eye. It made the rest of the ride that much more meaningful.

momo said...

lana, i totally agree with you. little did i know that when i started blogging last year, how blessed my life would be! we're really, really lucky.

big hugs!

Tri-Dummy said...

There are some great people out there in BlogLand! Including you!

greyhound said...

Awww, thanks Lana.

TriBoomer said...

You got that right, Lana! G'hound is good peeps and I'm happy to also call him a friend.

Stay tuned...

BTW, he's even nicer in person.