Monday, August 15, 2011

Everyone needs someone

Another one of those days - I worked, I coughed, I worked some more and then I coughed some more. The boys in the project team had had enough of me by lunchtime and virtually ordered me to go home.

I wasn't exactly up to arguing so I took myself and my stupid cough home and worked from home this afternoon. The boss and my replacement were also both out today with the flu.

This stupid flu has got all of us and we simply don't have time to be stuffing around with being sick - arrgghh I hate being sick. Thank you Karen for the Vicks suggestion (I used to do this with my kids) and Larissa, the cough medicine is definitely an option for hubby and the boys but my body and any opiate based drugs do not mix - good thing I never considered drug taking as an option - it would have killed me straight up.

I watched a documentary tonight which I wanted to share (some of you may have seen it - but the story is so darn cute - this is a 4.38 min snippet from the doco but is worth watching) This story reinforces the fact that everyone needs someone, even animals - we all need a friend, someone to lean on, someone to share with.

Sometimes we need to be able to reach out to someone who may be suffering, just to let them know they're not alone. To have a friend you need to be a friend - no-one should have to be lonely, yet sadly too many people are lonely or alone because someone hasn't bothered to reach out.

The elephant and the sheep who became best friends, just goes to prove that even the most unlikely matches can be true and enduring friendships.

Cheers, Fi

Truly great friends are hard to find, difficult to leave, and impossible to forget


  1. Sorry to hear you're feeling rotten :( Nothing worse than being sick - even worse when the whole family is sick! Get better soon x

    That video is gorgeous! I do love elephants, they're just so unique & beautiful.

  2. Sorry you're still feeling the effects of your flu.

    that video is soooo sweet. I must go watch the entire piece.

    Thanks for sharing it.

  3. Hope you're on the road to recovery from that flu. Really like your blog. Was wondering if you would like to have authors appear at your blog, since you are an avid reader. I can provide more details if you send me an email.

  4. Yes, that was such a great documentary - brought tears to my eyes at the end of it though.

    It reminded me a lot of how much Sassy puts up with Harley. Even though he chews her ears she still comes back for more.

  5. an odd couple indeed but quite a comforting story. Hope indeed!!


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